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Tropical Storms Hanna, Gonzalo Roil Gulf, Caribbean Waters


Extreme Weather

Tropical Storm Hanna, pictured left, is barreling towards the Texas coast, while Tropical Storm Gonzalo continues its path through the Caribbean. (NOAA photo)
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is continuing its path across the Atlantic Ocean, aiming for the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles as soon as Saturday. Gonzalo formed late Tuesday, making it the earliest date in history a seventh named storm has emerged in the Atlantic Ocean. The previous record was set in 2005. An eighth storm, Tropical Storm Hanna, is expected to make landfall in Texas tomorrow. The most recent NOAA report from Friday described Gonzalo as “very poorly organized” with winds maxing out at 47 miles per hour. However, the report noted that “small systems like Gonzalo are notorious for quick changes in structure and intensity…” and that it is too soon to predict whether or not the storm will strengthen significantly before hitting land. It is expected to reach the southern Windward Islands, including Grenada, by Saturday, where it could produce flash flooding, according to NOAA. Tropical Storm Hanna has sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and is expected to intensify, according to NOAA. In expectation of that, the agency issued a hurricane warning from Baffin Bay to Mesquite Bay, Texas. As part of an ongoing annual response in anticipation of Atlantic hurricane season, Direct Relief prepositioned a Hurricane Prep Pack in Grenada this week in coordination with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Shipments to more than 50 U.S.-based partners are scheduled to begin next week. Each pack is equipped to treat 100 patients for 72 hours. They contain antibiotics, syringes, basic first aid supplies, and medications to treat conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and severe allergic reactions.
To help inform where to send the packs, Direct Relief’s research and analysis team evaluate social vulnerability and potential disaster impact to assess where the need for the packs is likely to be greatest. The hurricane preparedness program began after Hurricane Katrina and is based on knowledge accumulated from previous hurricane response efforts, including ongoing feedback from frontline safety net heath clinics.  Direct Relief is monitoring as the situation develops and will address any needs as they arise. Additional reporting contributed by Chris Alleway

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