Tropical Depression 9 is heading to Florida and not in a good way. Now, a State of Emergency will affect Disney World this weekend.
Tropical Depression 9
In our post earlier today, Tropical Depression Nine (TD9) is expected to sustain heavy rainfall and flash flooding as continues its northwest path over Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacoa. By Sunday, TD9 will, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), most likely hit Jamaica as a tropical storm as it intensifies. TD9 is expected to make landfall in the Cayman Islands as a hurricane around Monday.
Additionally, it has the potential to intensify TD9 into a Major Hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) as it approaches Florida. Right now, Florida is projected to be hit by TD9 on Tuesday or Wednesday with hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall.
If you are visiting Disney World this weekend and next week, be prepared for heavy rainfall, strong winds, and a State of Emergency.
State of Emergency
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a State of Emergency for the following counties: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie.
Part of Disney World is located in Osceola County.
“Today, I signed an executive order issuing a State of Emergency due to the threat of Tropical Depression 9,” DeSantis said. “This storm has the potential to strengthen into a major hurricane and we encourage all Floridians to make their preparations. We are coordinating with all state and local government partners to track potential impacts of this storm.”
What does this mean for Disney World?
As stated above, be prepared to take extra precautions. Definitely pack your ponchos, flashlights, and maybe some card games for the hotel if you are forced to stay in your hotel.