On September 10, a hurricane warning was issued for the Turks and Caicos Islands and for the Bahamas islands of Inagua and Mayaguana; a hurricane watch was also issued for the Central Bahamas. The storm's remnants merged with a frontal system on the following day. Damage in Puerto Rico was estimated at $153.4 million (1996 USD). Tropical Storm Isaias was battering Puerto Rico early Thursday with high winds and heavy rains, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Weather Underground provides information about tropical storms and hurricanes for locations worldwide. Sustained winds in the province were light, reaching about 27 mph (43 km/h). National Hurricane Center As of 11 p.m. Thursday night, the storm was moving northwest at … Around that time, a developing trough centered over the Eastern United States caused the storm to curve almost due northward and accelerate. [14] Some 1,400,000 people, about 40% of the population, lost power during and after the storm, straining the cleanup effort in the following days and weeks with lack of air conditioning and spoiled food. [1], Late on September 9, a hurricane warning was issued for portions of eastern Dominican Republic, which was eventually extended along the country's northern coastline. High winds destroyed a school and church, damaged several houses, and downed several power lines. Apply for assistance. Late on September 15, Hortense transitioned into an extratropical cyclone and subsequently merged with a frontal system about 24 hours later. Incident Period: July 29, 2020 - July 31, 2020 Declaration Date: September 9, 2020 PDF of map Google Earth Need help with this map? To receive DUA benefits, all required documentation must be submitted to the Puerto Rico Department of Labor within 21 days from the day the DUA application is filed. At 0000 UTC on September 13, Hortense attained its peak intensity with a maximum sustained wind speed of 140 mph (220 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 935 mbar (27.6 inHg). Required documentation may include Social Security number, a copy of the most recent federal income tax return, check stubs or documentation to support that applicants were working or self-employed when the disaster occurred. 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This prompted tropical storm warnings to be issued for Puerto Rico, Leeward Islands and Virgin Islands. Damage in Atlantic Canada reached approximately $3.64 million. While passing the region, the hurricane produced a 9 ft (2.7 m) storm surge. While passing well east of Bermuda, Hortense was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane early on September 14. [2] After two hours, Hortense emerged into the Mona Passage and brushed the eastern tip of Dominican Republic; Punta Cana near the eastern tip of the country reported the calm of the eye on September 10. A weather system now swirling in the central Atlantic will likely become the season's next tropical storm. Effects were almost nil in New Brunswick, limited to rainfall peaking at 2.1 inches (53 mm), though most of it was a storm system that preceded Hortense's passage. It was replaced with Hanna in the 2002 season. Transcript for Tropical Storm Laura hammers Puerto Rico . [13], While Hortense passed south of Saint Croix, the storm produced sustained winds of 39 mph (63 km/h) at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, with unofficial gusts to 62 mph (100 km/h). At 0600 UTC on September 7, the depression had intensified into Tropical Storm Hortense. Land interaction with Hispaniola weakened the storm slightly, though it would soon re-strengthen.[1]. Around 0600 UTC on the following day, the storm made landfall near Guánica, Puerto Rico with winds of 80 mph (130 km/h);[1] this made it the first hurricane landfall on the island since Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Tropical-storm-force winds are extended outward up to 140 miles from Laura's center, the NHC said. The storm brought strong winds to the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, and lesser winds to Bermuda. Service Régional de METEO-FRANCE en Guadeloupe. [14] An unofficial wind gust of 109 mph (175 km/h) in the southwest portion of the island may have been caused by the Venturi effect, or an acceleration of winds between walls. There were 19 deaths on the island, many of whom due to flash flood drownings. The storm, now known as Tropical Storm Isaias, spent much of … A reconnaissance flight around that time reported winds of 71 mph (114 km/h), confirming the storm was strengthening. Later that day, the storm weakened further to a Category 1 hurricane. [16], In Bermuda, a sustained wind speed of 34 mph (55 km/h) and a gust to 48 mph (77 km/h) were measured on September 13; slightly lesser winds were reported the following day. File a regular unemployment insurance claim and be determined ineligible for benefits; Be unemployed or partially unemployed as a direct result of the disaster; Be able and available for work, unless injured as a direct result of the disaster; Have not refused an offer of employment in a suitable position. Puerto Rico will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Laura as as early as Friday night, and the peak of the storm’s force on the island is forecast for Saturday morning. Survivors that live in the four affected municipalities can file a claim until Dec. 30, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to become a hurricane sometime Friday, and may come near Florida on Saturday, according to forecasts. For the latest information on Hurricane Season 2020. Early on September 8, Hortense struck Guadeloupe with winds of 60 mph (95 km/h). During the storm, 10,563 people evacuated to storm shelters. Every once in a while we’re unlucky enough to be in the path of a tropical storm or hurricane. Follow us at Facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico. To verify eligibility and additional information on DUA, survivors must visit their local unemployment office or visit trabajo.pr.gov. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico… Luckily, Puerto Rico is a small target and we usually get passed by. The National Hurricane Center is tracking the remnants of Tropical Depression Josephine near Puerto Rico and two tropical waves that could affect the Caribbean this week. Thereafter, the storm steadily weakened as it tracked rapidly north-northeastward. Disturbance in the Caribbean Becomes Tropical Storm Isaias; Could Have Impacts to Florida This Weekend. Hortense made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 9 and brushed the Dominican Republic shortly thereafter. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.. GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that employees or self-employed individuals who live in Aguada, Hormigueros, Mayagüez or Rincón and became unemployed as a direct consequence of Tropical Storm Isaías may be eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The combination of the surge and heavy rainfall produced flooding that closed roadways. Tropical Weather Outlook (en Español*) 700 PM EST Sun Nov 29 2020: Tropical Weather Discussion 1805 UTC Sun Nov 29 2020: There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time. On Guadeloupe, damage was most significant to crops, with over 50% of banana plantains destroyed. In the country, the hurricane killed three people and left 21 missing. An official website of the United States government. GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that employees or self-employed individuals who live in Aguada, Hormigueros, Mayagüez or Rincón and became unemployed as a direct consequence of Tropical Storm Isaías may be eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).. Additional Resources . Impact was most significant in Puerto Rico. NOAA National Weather Service San Juan, PR. [1], While still a tropical storm, Hortense moved through the Lesser Antilles with significant amounts of precipitation. The eighth tropical cyclone, eighth named storm, and sixth hurricane of the season. The rainfall caused widespread flash flooding and increased river discharge; a station along the Río Grande de Loíza in San Lorenzo reported a 1 in 100 year flow rate. -First storm to hit Puerto Rico in the 20th Century.-Winds of 70 mph-The storm was mostly experienced in the southwest area of the island and produced rains of 5 to 6 inches in 72 hours in Barranquitas, Caguas and Humacao.-The wind report of San Juan was of … A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States. [2] Before Hortense struck Puerto Rico, the local National Weather Service office warned of the potential of rainfall exceeding 10 in (250 mm), with higher totals in the mountains. I'm. A lock ( There were also 19 deaths, most of which due to drowning during flash floods. [1][8] The storm caused significant crop damage, destroying roughly over 50 percent of the banana plantain. In Nova Scotia, Hortense dropped heavy rainfall and caused strong winds, causing power outages, uprooted trees, and moderate structural damage amounting to $3 million (1996 USD). The name Hortense was retired in the spring of 1997 following this storm, and will not be used again in this basin. Applications can be can placed in the mail box located at the nearest Puerto Rico Department of Labor office, from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or uploaded at trabajo.pr.gov/DocUploader. On September 11, President Bill Clinton declared a major disaster in 68 of the 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico; this allowed federal funding for debris removal, repairing public roads and buildings and assistance to individually affected residents.[20]. Totals ranged from below 1 in (25 mm) near where the storm moved ashore to a peak of 23.5 in (600 mm) near Cayey. Although deep convection was minimal on satellite imagery, the system possessed a well-defined low- to mid-level circulation. Hortense damaged 80% of the crops in Samaná. [1], The Bahamas, threatened by their second major hurricane in two weeks, fared well from the storm, with little damage and no casualties. Hurricane Hortense was the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico since Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and the second most intense hurricane during the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season. Survivors may also search for employment and training opportunities through the American Job Center or by visiting CareerOneStop.org/LocalHelp. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as all of the Leeward Islands and portions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Wednesday. Strong winds were reported throughout the province. The National Weather Service in San Juan said the storm was packing sustained winds of up to 60 mph and producing “life-threatening flash flooding and gusty winds over Puerto Rico.” For more information on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Tropical Storm Isaías, visit fema.gov/disaster/4560. [1] The hurricane left $128.4 million in crop damage, primarily to coffee, plantains, and bananas. Across the island, 11,463 houses were severely damaged. Tropical storm warnings and watches are posted from the Leeward Islands to the southeast Bahamas Heavy rain is expected through Thursday from the Leeward Islands to Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Late on September 7, about 57 hours before the hurricane's Puerto Rico landfall, a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico;[1] however, the watch was discontinued at 1500 UTC on September 8 after the storm experienced increased wind shear in the region. Shortly thereafter, intensification slowed, due to increased vertical wind shear by upper-level short wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The storm produced heavy rainfall and gusty winds as it passed through the Lesser Antilles. Puerto Plata along the northern coast also reported hurricane-force winds. [1], On Grand Turk Island, wind gusts reached 90 mph (140 km/h) while Hortense passed nearby; the same station reported sustained winds of 60 mph (97 km/h). Convection diminished, with satellite imagery showing a tropical cyclone with the low-level circulation exposed. DUA is managed by the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and funded by FEMA. [14] Across the island, 11,463 houses were severely damaged by Hortense. Rivers and creeks across the region reached high peaks,[14] and there were several reports of mudslides. Generally fair weather is expected throughout the region. July 30, 2020. This is a GOES or METEOSAT infrared satellite picture of a portion of the tropical Atlantic basin. While tracking east of Turks and Caicos Islands on September 11, Hortense became a Category 2 hurricane and then to a Category 3 hurricane by early on the following day. The first tropical storm watches and warnings were posted for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Leeward Islands, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti when the system was designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. Under the influence of strong high pressure ridge, the depression tracked almost due westward, without significant intensification.
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