Travel Alert August 2019: Tropical Storm Dorian to Impact Northeastern Caribbean and Possibly Florida

If the northeastern Caribbean and Florida are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Tropical Storm Dorian, of which landfall of what is forecast to be a tropical storm could possible occur in the southern coast of Puerto Rico as early as later tonight, Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Travel Alert August 2019: Tropical Storm Dorian to Impact Northeastern Caribbean and Possibly Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian

Source: National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds of this storm — which is currently centered approximately 275 miles east southeast of Ponce in Puerto Rico and is moving northwest at approximately 13 miles per hour — are 50 miles per hour with gusts of up to 65 miles per hour, which means that this storm is currently a tropical storm. Strengthening to a Category 1 hurricane is not out of the question but is probable after Tropical Storm Dorian passes east of the Bahamas.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands; while a tropical storm watch has been issued for the northeastern portion of the Dominican Republic. A hurricane watch has been issued for Puerto Rico.

As much as eight inches of rain could fall in local areas within the path of this storm — especially in southern Puerto Rico — and can cause flash floods and mudslides.

The storm may reach Florida as a minimal hurricane as soon as Sunday morning, September 1, 2019.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the northeastern Caribbean and Florida over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this tropical weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of these areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here are nine airlines which have issued travel alerts — or are at least monitoring the storm — as a result of this tropical weather system:

Summary

Expect more travel alerts to be issued by more airlines for more areas of the Caribbean and Florida as this tropical system progresses over the coming days.

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

3 thoughts on “Travel Alert August 2019: Tropical Storm Dorian to Impact Northeastern Caribbean and Possibly Florida”

  1. thanks for the Travel Alert i was gong to travel Florida. with friends fro week end now i hold the trip.
    Is there any other Alert for next month? please let me know.

  2. Timothy J Moran says:

    Will there be expected traffic delays or slowdowns on I-75 North out of Florida due to Hurricane Dorian? Also on I-16 out of Savannah?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      The latest reports suggest that Hurricane Dorian is not expected to directly impact Georgia, Timothy J Moran, so the scenarios you ask about will likely not occur after all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

BoardingArea