As the Atlantic storm turns ‘life-threatening,’ Hurricane Sam is issuing a warning for tourist attractions.
HURRICANE SAM, the latest tropical storm to approach the United States, Central America, and South America, has reached extreme 130mph in the Atlantic Ocean.
This year’s hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is still going strong. Tropical conditions have resulted in a plethora of systems, with 19 in total this year. The most recent, a category 4 storm dubbed Sam, is moving westward and is expected to make landfall in the Americas soon, according to forecasts.
The system is currently located off the east coast of the eastern Caribbean, close to a number of popular tourist destinations.
Even though it hasn’t made landfall and is unlikely to do so, it poses a threat.
A “swell” warning has been issued by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Storm surges could generate “life-threatening” surf and rip currents, according to the latest caution, which was issued at 3 p.m. this evening.
“Over the next several days,” they will most certainly arrive at the Lesser Antilles, which includes Grenada, Trinidad, Martinique, Saint Kitts, and other islands.
Following that, the storm will churn the seas over the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.
According to NHC forecasts, it will arrive in these areas on Thursday or Friday.
Sam is expected to maintain its current vigor until then and beyond, according to forecasters.
Over the weekend, anyone affected by storm waves and rip current conditions should seek guidance from local officials or lifeguards.
Rip currents and swells are also dangerous, but for different reasons.
Storm swells occur when high winds blow across the water, generating a ripple effect that produces large, crestless waves.
These can cause boats to capsize and put people at danger in shallow water.
Beachgoers caught in rip currents might die swiftly.
They are one of the most dangerous surf-zone hazards, capable of dragging individuals out to sea.
Even strong swimmers caught in a rip often struggle to return, as they become exhausted rapidly and frequently drown.
Because of its size, Hurricane Sam is anticipated to bring similar conditions for some time.
The hurricane’s sustained winds are expected to maintain as a category 4 until “late this week,” according to current public guidance.
Winds of hurricane force extend 40 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend up to 125 miles.
According to NHC charts, Sam is unlikely to reach landfall.
“Brinkwire Summary News” shows that the storm will bend to the northeast and hit the.