Chris has Trouble and the Future
09:19 AM EDT - 19 August 2000
Chris was weakened yesterday after forming into a storm. It encountered enough sheer to make dissipation possible. I think it will hold together long enough, though, to make it through. It won't gain strength until it is out of this influence. It is looking just a little better this morning. It's future track is still in question, though.
My current feeling still takes it to the north and not near the US, but there still exists some counter evidence that makes it worth watching. If Chris survives the shearing and it slips to the west, then this will become even more of an issue. But situations like these are why we track these storms so closely.
It's not an issue for the Caribbean islands now. But the next potential TD is, it's likely that later today TD#7 will form and since it is further south, will have to be watched closely by the Caribbean. Any longer term than that is speculation and not constructive beyond the usual, "we'll have to watch it" line.
A reminder from an Insurance Adjuster:
It's time to review your insurance coverage, making sure that you are ship shape. It is distressing to see situations, following a disaster, where coverage is limited or non-existent simply because the property owner didn't prepare before hand.
An example of a delayed adjustment could arise from your mortgagee situation. Does your agent and the carrier know the identity of your current mortgagee and of all mortgagees, if there is more than one?
Any check that the insurance company issues, for damages to your dwelling or building, will name the mortgagee company, that is on their records, as a co payee. If that mortgagee has changed it can sometimes take weeks to get a new check issued payable to the correct mortgagee.
Also, if your mortgage has been recently paid off and you are mortgage free, let your agent know, now. Otherwise, you could still receive a check with your former mortgagee's name on it, delaying your use of the funds.
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Satellite images at: [N.A. visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)