ServiceMaster Recovery Management - Disaster Operations Center Alert

ServiceMaster Recovery Management - Disaster Operations Center Alert


Tropical Depression 16 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Nate this morning just east of Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Shower and thunderstorm activity has intensified around the circulation center, and this has aided further strengthening of the system. Nate is currently passing over Nicaragua and Honduras.


Environmental conditions are favorable for development over the next several days as Nate moves into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The only inhibitor to significant strengthening will be interaction with land and moderate shear in the Gulf of Mexico. 


Heavy rain and flooding are likely in parts of Central America over the next few days as this system moves northwest. Strong winds and heavy rain are possible in western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula late this week.


This system will then move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Indications are that it will continue to strengthen and reach hurricane strength, but Nate could become a hurricane over the northwestern Caribbean, before the system even reaches the Gulf of Mexico. An upper-level low over Mexico will help steer this system northward. Areas from Louisiana to the west coast of Florida have a threat for direct impacts. All interests along the Gulf Coast should closely monitor.


If you are in need of our services please call the Emergency SRM Hotline: 888.243.5760