Uh oh. A nasty Tropical Storm is making it’s way up the east coast, but don’t worry — HollywoodLife.com has EVERYTHING you need to know about Colin and where it’s headed.
On Monday, June 6, Florida’s Governor declared a State of Emergency to warn residents about the severity of Tropical Storm Colin. Expected to make landfall by Monday afternoon, Tropical Storm Colin has eased it’s way through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to hit Florida’s “big bend” area.
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1.) Tropical Storm Colin Is At A Level 2
Although still a Tropical Storm, Colin has been upgraded to a Level 2 before hitting land on Monday, June 6 as of 3:33pm ET. For those of you unfamiliar with these types of storms, Level 2 means winds are anywhere from 96 to 110 mph, and that property damage is highly likely. It also means that any debris thrown around during the storm could pose a threat to humans, animals, and material property.
2.) Colin Will Hit Florida’s Gulf Coast
The storm is headed directly for Florida’s “Big Bend” area, which is the part of the state that curves around the Gulf of Mexico. After hitting Florida, the storm is expected to continue it’s reign up the southeast coast until it dissipates. However, the storm is massive, and therefore is expected to cover the entire state of Florida as it makes landfall.
3.) Colin Is Headed Up To North Carolina
After the tropical storm passes over Florida, it is expected to bring it’s reign of terror up the southeast coast to at least North Carolina. The storm could affect Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina before dissipating as it makes it’s way back out into the ocean.
4.) Colin Is The Third Tropical Storm In 2016
Summer means hurricane season has finally arrived, but what many don’t know is that Tropical Storm Colin is actually the third to develop this year alone. That’s not good news, because technically hurricane season started on June 1, and we are already preparing for a nasty landfall hit by June 6.
5.) Colin Is Moving Quickly Towards Land
Though only a Tropical Storm, Colin is moving incredibly fast for a Level 2 storm. Heavy rains and flooding are expected in Florida, especially along the coast, but the storm itself is expected to hit the Carolinas as early as Tuesday.
HollywoodLifers, please make sure to stay safe and dry if you happen to be in Colin’s path. Also, be sure to keep an eye on both CNN and Weather.com for updates on the storm as it makes it’s way across land.