Tropical Storm Fred – Update #2 – 8/11/2021

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Fred, and much remains unknown about the storm’s path. Here’s what we know today:

Tropical storm conditions are possible in northern Haiti and the southeastern Bahamas and in portions of Cuba later today. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash, urban and small stream flooding along with possible rapid river rises and the potential for mudslides across the Dominican Republic.

No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for the state of Florida. There is an increasing risk of wind and rainfall impacts in Florida beginning Friday night or early Saturday in the Keys and spreading norward through portions of the Peninsula and the Panhandle Saturday through Monday. UF units in Florida should monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance and implement plans.

No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes as information becomes available.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center

Published: August 11th, 2021

Category: 2021 Weather Alerts