Next tropical storm (Erika) is on its way :-(

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  1. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    The latest tropical storm (Erika) is on its way and the current heading is towards Florida

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  3. disney_princess_85

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  4. Netty

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    oh great :sad2:
     
  5. OrlandoMagic

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    Fingers crossed this one dosn't effect anyone traveling out next week! :worried:
     
  6. zippy99

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    If you read the various reports and check the weather forecast there is no inidcation that this will hit Orlando so I really wouldn't get worried.
     
  7. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    If you mean by effect trhat it will hit Orlando full on, no, the majority do not. But look at the width of the track and that will be enough to disrupt flights and give quite a bit of rain to orlando.
    Also, weather forecasters can get teh track completly wrong as it can move quite a bit from the predicted track
     
  8. disney_princess_85

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    There's not a lot we can do, other than cross our fingers that it won't be too disruptive! :)
     
  9. OrlandoMagic

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    That was just what I was thinking Obi, seeing a lot of people on here traveling in the next week or so. One of my biggest worries is delays to flights.
     
  10. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    Well, some good news.
    As you can see the map updates itself as and when and now its downgrading to a Tropical depression around Monday (the "D" instead of an "S")

    So thats better
     
  11. disney_princess_85

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    What are the implications of a depression? Is it just a less severe version of a storm/cyclone?
     
  12. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    Still a lot of rain, but winds below 39 MPH, making landings bumpy but doable
     
  13. disney_princess_85

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    Ah ok, thanks. This might be one of those 'how long is a piece of string' questions, but do you know how long it (usually) takes for these things to die down? As you can see, I head out there a week on Friday so I just want to know what to expect!! :goodvibes
     
  14. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    It is how long is a piece of string :goodvibes

    It depends on its track, how quick it dies down, if anything powers it up again etc etc, just keep an eye on the track picture at the top of this posting to see what it is doing
     
  15. HeresYourEars

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    Hurricanes don't usually 'die down' unless they hit land, pass through, or the currents take them east back out to sea.

    Very difficult to predict these storms longer than 5 days ahead. Lots of things could happen.

    Orlando is far enough inland not to take a direct hit from a hurricane or a tropical storm. However, heavy rain would be likely from the hurricane bands if it hits the coast of Fla or even the Caribbean.

    So if I were travelling to Orlando during this, I'd look for maybe some rain heavy at times and maybe some wind.
     
  16. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    If we are going to be pedantic, its not a Hurricane, rather a Tropical Storm, which by the forecasters opinion will "die down" to a tropical depression, or downgrade just to be correct.
     
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    :scared1: Oh great! I fly out on Monday!
     
  18. TCO

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    Ok so we go to Florida next September 21st, what happens if our flights were cancelled due to a storm, my travel insurance is provided free with my HSBC plus account, I just wondered if we would lose out on everything?
     
  19. casinocolin

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    Is this going to hit Florida on Monday?
     
  20. kevin harrison

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    Don't worry. Of course you won't lose everything. You will get there one way or another. We once flew when there was horrendous weather on part of the east coast and we flew around it. If there was bad weather at the airport you would be diverted at the worst.

    I fly on the 13th and am not worried in the least.
     
  21. HeresYourEars

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    Sorry, didn't mean it to sound that way. Was just trying to be helpful.
     

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