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Hurricane Julia turns into a tropical storm

Hurricane Julia strengthened into a tropical storm on Sunday. According to the National Hurricane Center, parts of Central America could experience flash flooding and mudslides through Monday. Sunday evening, Julia was 95 miles southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador. Julia had winds of 40 mph and the system was moving west at 15 mph. “Julia made a rare crossing from the Atlantic basin to the Pacific today. The last storm to do so was Bonnie earlier this year in July,” said WESH 2’s Cam Tran. the center of Julia will move near and parallel to the Pacific coasts of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala overnight and into Monday,” the National Hurricane Center wrote. “Further weakening is expected, but Julia is expected to remain a tropical storm near the Pacific coast of Central America through Monday morning.”Julia is expected to dissipate by Monday evening. This storm is not expected to affect Florida. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A tropical storm warning is in effect for…* Pacific coast of Nicaragua from Puerto Sandino north to the border of Honduras* Pacific coast of Honduras* Coast of El SalvadorA tropical storm watch is in effect for. ..* Pacific Coast of Guatemala A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area. KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Be prepared to bring inside all patio furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants, and anything that can be picked up by the wind. Understand hurricane forecasting patterns and cones. Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine. water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned foods and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby’s needs/ children, such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local authorities. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete preparedness activities. If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. PET AND PET SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

Hurricane Julia strengthened into a tropical storm on Sunday.

According to the National Hurricane Center, parts of Central America could experience flash flooding and mudslides through Monday.

Sunday evening, Julia was 95 miles southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador.

Julia had winds of 40 mph and the system was moving west at 15 mph.

“Julia made a rare crossing from the Atlantic Basin to the Pacific today. The last storm to do so was Bonnie earlier this year in July,” said WESH 2’s Cam Tran.

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“On the forecast track, the center of Julia will move near and parallel to the Pacific coasts of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala overnight and into Monday,” the National Hurricane Center wrote. “Further weakening is forecast, but Julia is expected to remain a tropical storm near the Pacific coast of Central America through Monday morning.”

Julia should dissipate by Monday evening. This storm is not expected to affect Florida.

SUMMARY OF EFFECTIVE WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A tropical storm warning is in effect for…

* Pacific coast of Nicaragua from Puerto Sandino north to the border with Honduras

* Pacific coast of Honduras

* Coast of El Salvador

A tropical storm watch is in effect for…

* Pacific Coast of Guatemala

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning zone within 36 hours.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities.
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate-to-severe, or all alerts.

PET AND PET SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.