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With TD 14 currently sitting right around Costa Maya and forecast to become TS Michael very soon and move north, has anyone heard of any changes to the route for the Getaway? Cannot imagine they would sail through this storm to get to Roatan.

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With TD 14 currently sitting right around Costa Maya and forecast to become TS Michael very soon and move north, has anyone heard of any changes to the route for the Getaway? Cannot imagine they would sail through this storm to get to Roatan.

 

My wife is aboard now and I just looked at her roll call. From an unofficial source (NCL ee), someone posted that they are substituting Falmouth and Grand Cayman for Roatan and Harvest Caye. Will keep Coz & C.M. Makes sense, this way they sail around Cuba on the eastern end instead of the western (Michael) end.

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Has there been any report on the expected path in terms of landfall?

 

Current models show a Cat 1 between Mississippi and FL panhandle, Wednesday.

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At a Glance

 

 

  • Michael has become a hurricane in the northwest Caribbean Sea.
  • Michael will threaten the northeastern Gulf Coast by midweek, potentially as a major hurricane.
  • Storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rain are likely impacts along the northeastern Gulf Coast.
  • Hurricane watches and storm surge watches have been issued along the northeast Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Michael rapidly intensified from Sunday morning into Monday morning.

 

 

Michael has strengthened into a hurricane and is forecast to strike the northeast Florida coastline as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall.

Michael is currently centered about 50 miles south of the western tip of Cuba and is moving north.

Outer rainbands from Michael are already soaking the Florida Keys, and rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are likely there through Tuesday.

Michael rapidly intensified from Sunday 11 a.m. EDT to Monday 11 a.m. EDT when its winds increased from 35 mph to 75 mph in that 24-hour period.

A hurricane watch is now posted for the northeast Gulf Coast from the Alabama/Florida border to Suwanee River, Florida, including Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee. Also in a hurricane watch is southwest Georgia. Hurricane watches are issued 48 hours before the arrival of tropical-storm-force winds, which is when outside preparations become dangerous.

Tropical storm watches are in effect from Suwanee River, Florida, to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay. Also in a tropical storm watch is a swath from the Alabama/Florida border to the Mississippi/Alabama border as well as inland areas of southern Alabama and southwest Georgia.

- Landfall is most likely to occur somewhere between the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend of Florida Wednesday into Wednesday night. Depending on how quickly or slowly Michael begins to turn northeast, landfall could be delayed until early Thursday.

- Conditions may begin to deteriorate as early as Tuesday night on the northeast Gulf Coast.

- After landfall, Michael will then move farther inland across the southeastern U.S. into late-week with gusty winds and heavy rain.

- Michael could enhance rainfall in the mid-Atlantic and southeast New England later this week.

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