Tropical Storm Fred: What To Know

South Florida is deep within hurricane season 2021, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. While thus far we’ve avoided any major storms, that doesn’t mean we’re in the clear. In fact, another tropical storm is expected yet again very soon with Fred, the sixth named storm this year. While still a few days off from reaching us, it is still on the way. As we’re well underway through hurricane season 2021, it’s important for everyone to be prepared. We’ve compiled everything we know about Fred so far.

How Strong Is Fred So Far?

As of this posting, “Tropical Cyclone Six” is slowly but surely forming in the Caribbean. It’s current sustained winds are around 35 miles per hour, just 4 shy of the “tropical storm” designation. The expectation is that Fred – it’s name should it reach tropical storm status – will reach South Florida around 8pm Friday, and continue to make its way through the state until early Sunday morning. 

What Should We Expect From Tropical Storm Fred?

As with all tropical storms, it’s important to treat them with just as much respect as any other large storm. While not as powerful as a hurricane, they can still cause severe damage in their wake. From downed power lines, to heavy rains which lead to flooding, tropical storm can potentially cause a good amount of damage. Based on projection models by NOAA, South Floridians should expect anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain, as well as wind speeds of anywhere between 40-70mph.

How Do I Protect My Home Against A Tropical Storm?

This Hurricane Season 2021, don’t make the mistake of taking any storm for granted. Whether it’s a tropical storm like Fred or a category 5 hurricane, you should take the necessary precautions to protect your home. 

Thankfully, Eurotech Windows is here to help. We specialize in impact windows and doors that keep you, your family, and home safe, even against the toughest storms. Before Fred makes landfall, make sure to give our team a call so we can assist in getting your home set up before the next major storm makes its way towards South Florida