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Hurikán Rita opět ohrožuje Kubu a Spojené státy

21.09.2005
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Hurikán Rita opět ohrožuje Kubu a Spojené státy


Hurikán Rita směřuje k pobřeží států Texas a Louisiana a sílí. Odhad je, že dosáhne třetího či čtvrtého z pěti stupňů ničivosti. Silné větry zesílily na 170 km/hod a více. Bouře dosáhla floridského soustroví Key West. Je nad Mexickým zálivem a ohrožuje opět těžební věže. Nutná byla evakuace cca 200.000 osob na Kubě. Louisiana vyhlásila situaci ohrožení. New Orleans a další lokality zahájily evakuace,nejvíce ohrožen je údajně stát Texas. Rita je sedmý hurikán, který v posledních měsících zasáhl Floridu a okolí. Zpráva z National hurricane center, USA 000 WTNT33 KNHC 210832 TCPAT3 BULLETIN HURRICANE RITA ADVISORY NUMBER 15 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 5 AM EDT WED SEP 21 2005 ...MAJOR CATEGORY THREE RITA MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND CONTINUING TO STRENGTHEN... AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS IS DISCONTINUED EAST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS...INCLUDING KEY WEST. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS FROM THE MARQUESAS KEYS WESTWARD TO THE DRY TORTUGAS. INTERESTS IN THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF RITA. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE. AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE RITA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 84.6 WEST OR ABOUT 175 MILES... 285 KM...WEST OF KEY WEST FLORIDA AND ABOUT 160 MILES... 255 KM... WEST-NORTHWEST OF HAVANA CUBA. RITA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS MOTION SHOULD BRING THE CENTER OF RITA FARTHER AWAY FROM THE FLORIDA KEYS OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO TODAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 120 MPH...195 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. RITA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND RITA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE SOMETIME LATER TODAY. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES... 75 KM... FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KM. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 956 MB...28.23 INCHES. COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 6 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS POSSIBLE IN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA. STORM SURGE FLOODING ELSEWHERE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND SOUTH FLORIDA SHOULD SUBSIDE TODAY. RITA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OVER EXTREME SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...ARE POSSIBLE OVER NORTHWEST CUBA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN YUCATAN PENINSULA. REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...24.3 N... 84.6 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 956 MB. AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM EDT. FORECASTER BEVEN ZDROJ: Quick, ČTK, www.nhc.noaa.gov, Zpravodajství ČT,ČR,USGS, upraveno, kráceno
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