According to forecasts, the height of storm surges maybe 90-150 centimeters.
Tropical storm Fred made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida, bringing strong winds that can cause dangerous storm surges, the National Hurricane Monitoring Center said.
The storm made landfall near Cape San Blas, southeast of Panama City, the center said, and moved north at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour. At the same time, the wind speed inside the hurricane reached 97 kilometers per hour.
It is expected that “Fred” will bring from 10 to 20 centimeters of precipitation to the northwest of Florida, and in some places, up to 30 centimeters of precipitation may fall.
Heavy rains can lead to flooding with a possible rapid rise of rivers, the center warned.
In some coast areas, the height of the storm surge can reach 90-150 centimeters. At the same time, a height of 60 centimeters may be enough for the water to carry away the car.