Tropical Storm Fred is moving north-northwest over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, picking up strength as it approaches the Florida panhandle, where it is expected to make landfall around 8 a.m. on Monday.
The NOAA predicts heavy rainfall and flooding in Florida, southern Alabama and portions of Georgia and has issued a storm surge warning for portions of the Florida panhandle coastline.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Grace is tracking through the eastern Caribbean, with tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Sunday.
Haiti, still reeling from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that killed over 700 people and injured thousands more, is now under a tropical storm watch.
BREAKING: Haiti’s earthquake death toll soars, with at least 724 people dead and a minimum of 2,800 injured, according to civil defense officials. The magnitude 7.2 quake destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced thousands of people. https://t.co/GJneMm35Rp
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 15, 2021
In 2010, Haiti was devastated by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed near 300,000, a massive blow from which they never fully recovered.