Posted by: Public Affairs
September 1, 2011 - National Hurricane Center map of active areas in the Atlantic, as of 3:55 p.m. ET.
As we continue our recovery efforts in those states affected by Irene, we’re closely monitoring several areas of tropical activity – Hurricane Katia (to the southeast of Puerto Rico) and “Invest 93 L”, which is currently swirling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Through our regional offices in New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga., Denton, Texas, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, we continue to coordinate closely with our federal, state and local partners in monitoring the storms. Although it’s too early to tell what the path and strength of these storms will be, those in coastal or inland areas should watch these systems closely and make sure they’re taking steps to get prepared.
Hurricane season lasts until November 30, so remember to visit Ready.gov/hurricanes for information on keeping your family safe before, during and after a hurricane. We will continue to provide updates about our role on our blog, but remember to visit www.hurricanes.gov (or hurricanes.gov/mobile) for the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.