Hurricane Irene Heads Toward Florida
Hurricane Irene has moved away from Puerto Rico. It is predicted to pass just north of Hispaniola and reach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas on Tuesday.
The storm is expected to gain strength and may threaten Florida and the southeast coast of the United States by the weekend.
If you live near the path of the storm, Ready.gov recommends that you:
- Build an emergency supply kit,
- Make a family emergency plan, and
- Stay informed. Follow hurricane warnings and updates at Hurricanes.gov.