They are busy in the operations center at South Florida Water Management District headquarters. The overhead displays show images of the approaching storm. Water managers deal with an intricate, huge web of canals stretching across our region--a system focused on flood control.
Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. And though September is the most active month of the season, the potential for dangerous hurricanes to make landfall in Florida continues throughout October.
Tropical Storm Peter is sitting east of the Northern Leeward Islands and will take a westward path over the next few days, then the system is expected to curve to the north towards Bermuda by the middle and end of the workweek.
In anticipation of strengthening, a tropical storm warning was in effect for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida — extending from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Okaloosa-Walton County line in the Florida Panhandle.