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)
- 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.