MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Like the photos he takes – Byron Wilmoth knows that Mother Nature is full of surprises.
“My experience has been with the weather – that when something unexpected happens like a delay – we see that we think we’re safe – usually something happens,” Wilmoth said.
Our unusually quiet storm season has the Gulf Coast watching closely for another disturbance.
“We’re a little worried about this one though. If you’ve been through this like with Frederick and some of the others… If it goes through that gulf — you have to watch it. I’m not going to turn my back on him. Again – I’m going to prepare this weekend and maybe by Sunday we’ll know a bit more about where this is going,” said Jimmy Smith, Mobile.
And one way to stay ahead: our FOX10 Storm Tracker prep guide. A wealth of information inside – from creating a hurricane supply kit to safety precautions and evacuation routes. They are available free of charge at all Greer stores.
And if you really want to be notified of the latest updates, download our FOX 10 Storm Tracker app.
“You know we can always check the latest forecast. You can see updates on tropical activity… We have video chats on the forecast,” explained FOX 10 Chief Meteorologist Jason Smith. “This is an interactive map – so you can zoom in and pan and see this is the disturbance here and these are a look at some of the major computer models showing it rising near the peninsula from the Yucatan or to Cuba.
And it’s easy to download, not to mention free!
“Yeah – this morning – I was looking at it and trying to follow the wave that’s over there. Looking at the hurricane that’s over there and the QR code popped up there. I actually just set up my phone with the QR scanner and when it appeared it was just in the window. So I downloaded it — pretty helpful,” one man said.
Although it’s still too early to tell, staying connected is essential.
“So I would say – never let your guard down. The weather is always under control. We have very little – all we can do is be careful and be prepared. I don’t think we should be scared, but I think we have to be prepared,” Wilmoth said.
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