Less than a month into the 2011 hurricane season, forecasters say Tropical Storm Arlene that has formed in the Gulf of Mexico is not likely to threaten the U.S. coast.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL, says Arlene is about 280 miles east-southeast of Tampico, Mexico. The center had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
As promised, when we announced the arrival of the 2011 season, as the hurricane season develops we will keep you informed of things that you need to know to take care of your particular situation including preparation checklists and specific preparation procedures.
Meanwhile…a word from NOAA.