Below is the National Hurricane Center 11 a.m. update on what is now Tropical Storm Laura. It is still too early to know what it’s path will be and what impact it will have on Southwest Florida. There will be greater confidence in the forecast over the weekend.
In the meantime, Cape Coral Emergency Management is continuing to monitor the storm and will continue to provide updates. Right now, we want to remind residents and visitors to be prepared and not panicked. If you haven’t already created your emergency plan, visit floridadisaster.org/getaplan/ to create your own, personalized family plan. Now is also the time to refresh and restock your disaster supply kit. Visit ready.gov/kit for a list of recommended supplies, including a printable checklist, and information on storing and maintaining your kit. And don’t forget to make a plan and kit for your pets as well! More information can be found at ready.gov/pets.