Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the theme park areas

16 days ago in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

The theme park areas are now under a Tropical Storm Warning - meaning that tropical storm force winds are expected within the next 36 hours.

Although Hurricane Dorian is expected to remain off the east coast, winds of 35 - 45mph are still expected, with gusts to 65mph. Severe weather conditions are expected from Tuesday morning through to Wednesday evening. Some of the outer bands of Dorian are already localized bringing rain to the theme parks.

Currently, all Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs are operating as normal, but this may change as weather conditions worsen.

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - ORLANDO - APOPKA - CHRISTMAS * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND - PEAK WIND FORECAST: 35-45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH - WINDOW FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS: TUESDAY MORNING UNTIL WEDNESDAY EVENING - POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: POTENTIAL FOR WIND 58 TO 73 MPH - THE WIND THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - PLAN: PLAN FOR DANGEROUS WIND OF EQUIVALENT STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE DUE TO POSSIBLE FORECAST CHANGES IN TRACK, SIZE, OR INTENSITY. - PREPARE: REMAINING EFFORTS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PREPARE FOR SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. - ACT: MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER BEFORE THE WIND BECOMES HAZARDOUS. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: SIGNIFICANT - SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING MATERIALS, ALONG WITH DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS EXPERIENCING WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS BECOME DANGEROUS PROJECTILES. - SEVERAL LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SEVERAL FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER. - SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS, AND MORE WITHIN URBAN OR HEAVILY WOODED PLACES. A FEW BRIDGES, CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS ROUTES IMPASSABLE. - SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT MORE PREVALENT IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 3-6 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS - POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING RAIN - THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - PLAN: EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN. - PREPARE: CONSIDER PROTECTIVE ACTIONS IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA VULNERABLE TO FLOODING. - ACT: HEED ANY FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED - LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS. - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, ARROYOS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS. - FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE SPOTS. A FEW PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING OF WATER OCCURS AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - SITUATION IS UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES - POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: TORNADOES NOT EXPECTED - THE TORNADO THREAT HAS DECREASED FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - PLAN: TORNADOES ARE NOT EXPECTED. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR. - PREPARE: LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO PROTECT AGAINST TORNADOES AT THIS TIME. KEEP INFORMED OF THE LATEST TORNADO SITUATION. - ACT: LISTEN FOR CHANGES IN THE FORECAST. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE - LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - FAMILY EMERGENCY PLANS: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY - HTTPS://WWW.READY.GOV - LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS - HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MLB

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Article Posted: Sep 02, 2019 / 2:09pm ET