Around 35,000 homes were without power in the state of Florida as a result of heavy rains and squalls caused raging in the Gulf of Mexico tropical storm "Debbie." Authorities urged coastal residents to leave their homes because of the threat of flooding.
On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the state of emergency. This will allow local authorities to involve liquidation of the disaster of U.S. National Guard soldiers, and will give officials more authority at evacuation and distribution of aid to people in need. State of emergency also operates in the state of Louisiana.
According to the U.S. Center for monitoring hurricanes, now the wind speed at the center of the storm reaches 75 miles per hour. According to forecasts, "Debbie", most likely, will not weaken a few days and all that time will continue to rage over the Gulf of Mexico. Meteorologists are closely watching the situation, but still can not predict with accuracy the trajectory of the storm, according to ITAR-TASS.
Companies engaged in oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, 23 percent reduced their volume after the evacuation of personnel from offshore platforms, be in the range hurricane.
Atmospheric phenomenon is classified as a storm and gets a proper name, if the wind speed reaches its epicenter 63 kilometers per hour. At a wind speed 118 kilometers per hour and more storm becomes a hurricane. The hurricane season in the Atlantic traditionally lasts from June 1 to November 30.