Tropical Depression Fred - Advisory #2
August 13, 2021, 9:00 AM
Tropical Depression Fred is now located 315 miles ESE of Key West, Florida, and moving WNW at 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph. Fred is expected to move north of Cuba this evening, make a slight NW turn, and move through the Florida Keys on Saturday. The storm is expected to strengthen back to tropical storm strength as it tracks off Florida’s west coast and moves north. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Florida Keys and a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the southwest coast of Florida. Locally we can expect heavy rain and strong winds over the weekend.
The City of Fort Pierce is offering free self-serve sandbag stations for residents at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamland Park (S. 25th Street), Pioneer Park (N. 29th Street), and Jaycee Park (S. Ocean Drive and Melaleuca Drive). Residents should bring their own bags and shovel. Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Residents should stay alert to forecast changes by reliable sources and have plans in place for a potential impact on our area. We are committed to keeping our residents safe and informed - all public notices will be provided on the city’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com, social media channels, and Fort Pierce TV Channel 27. For the latest updates, subscribe to the City's Alert Center. Visit: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx
Residents are also urged to sign up for St. Lucie County's Alert St. Lucie
program to get emergency notifications sent directly to their phone, email, or text: www.stlucieco.gov/Alert