The National Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Depression 11 strengthened into Tropical Storm Josephine today, becoming the 10th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
At this time, it is unclear whether Josephine could bring weather that impacts to Florida. Currently, there are no coastal watches or warning in effect as the storm is still far from landfall.
With the storm strengthening, Josephine is the earliest J-named storm on record. The current record is Jose, which developed on Aug. 22, 2005. It's the latest development in what NOAA refers to as an "extremely active" hurricane season.
NOAA has updated its hurricane season forecast, predicting twenty five named storms. The highest number ever.
Just because Josephine may pass us by does not mean that we can let down our guard. With the growing threat of an extremely active season, now is the time to be sure that your system is ready in case of an emergency. Click here to access information on how to prepare your system.
The Florida Rural Water Association's (FRWA) staff is an integral part of emergency response team. Each employee has a variety of duties that are assigned to them when it comes to providing assistance to our members during an emergency. If system(s} are impacted by such events, we are prepared to provide such services as:
- Tracking events
- Coordinate equipment/assistance
- Deployment of equipment
- Assets and personnel
- Response and restore services
- Tracking assets (e.g., emergency back-up generators, pumps, motors, etc.)
Don't hesitate to contact us if you need assistance of any kind and keep us on your speed dial at 800.872.8207. Remember to be prepared!