Rainfall Forecast

Category 3 Hurricane Joaquin is picking up speed. A potential for heavy rainfall and flooding is being predicted for Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia over the weekend. Regardless of whether or not the storm actually hits the East coast, the area can expect toe be thoroughly soaked by 10-15 inches of rain between Friday and Sunday. Winds are predicted to be around 75 mph, but could reach up to 120 mph. Those currently on the East coast are being urged to pay close attention to the forecast between now and Sunday.

Hurricane Prep Checklist:

⦾ Avoid costal areas if possible.
⦾ Keep an eye on the forecast.
⦾ Be prepared to evacuate if instructed to by local authorities.
⦾ Keep mobile phone batteries charged.
⦾ Be aware of the evacuation locations in your area.
⦾ Have one gallon of water (per person) for each day of the storm.
⦾ Keep a three-day supply of non-perishable food.

Sources
NBC
Weather.com
Weather Underground