A tropical wave in the east Atlantic had its odds of development increase Monday afternoon as it pushes west toward the Caribbean, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A tropical wave, which formed Sunday, is located a few hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving at around 15 mph. The wave has a 10% chance of forming into a depression or a tropical storm in the next two days and 30% chance of development over the next five days. As of now, it is producing more concentrated showers and thunderstorms than Monday morning.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit


  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio
  • First aid kit
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery


Assemble your supply items in an airtight plastic bag and in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag

  • Building your emergency supply kit over time, starting with items you may already have in your home — like a flashlight, extra batteries, copies of important documents, water and non-perishable food.
  • Talking with family or members of your household about where you will go if told to evacuate.
  • Storing important documents and items like passports, birth certificates, maps and electronics in a flood-safe place, like a high shelf or upper floor in resealable water-tight plastic bags to help waterproof them.


Another great way to insure you and your family are prepared is to download the recently updated FEMA APP.