We have our third hurricane of the season Ladies and Gentlemen!
Hurricane flags are flying in the Bahamas as Joaquin makes its approach towards the islands. The system is crawling west-northwest at around 6 mph and will continue that trajectory through tomorrow before making a turn north Friday and Saturday.
As with previous tropical systems this season, the forecast uncertainty for the track and intensity of Joaquin is still high. However, with the storm encountering low wind shear and record high sea surface temperatures in the next few days, it is very possible Joaquin may reach category 2 status as early as tomorrow. As far as track, several of the reliable models seem to be in agreement today with a landfall this weekend somewhere near North Carolina or Virginia.
Given the major threat posed to the U.S. East Coast by Joaquin, we are now placing adjusters on standby.
If you have not confirmed your standby with us, please do so now. You can contact your dispatcher or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not on our roster, please submit an application here Eberl Application.