Last night’s update from Royal Caribbean looks promising for those sailing this weekend.
“Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises are closely monitoring the path and progress of Tropical Storm Emily to ensure guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises, and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storm. The safety of our guests and crew is always our foremost concern.
Given Tropical Storm Emily current location and projected path, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises have not altered the itineraries of any ship that departs this Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Royal Caribbean will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and will update this information again tomorrow, August 4 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.”
Still, Florida ports are not in the clear yet. Weather Channel meteorologist Jennifer Nittoso told CruiseRadio on last night’s episode in a tropic update on Tropical Storm Emily Emily that Florida is still not out of danger. Forecasters predict a turn to the northwest, bringing the storm directly over Earthquake-battered Haiti.
Thousands of earthquake homeless and other poor Haitians waited nervously in flimsy shanties and tents as Tropical Storm Emily swirled offshore early Thursday, threatening to bring dangerous rains reports CBS News.
Strong winds battered palm trees and some rain was already falling on southern Haiti with the storm anticipated to make landfall on Haiti’s southern peninsula. Arriving after dawn and dumping torrential rains across Haiti, a country where more than 600,000 people still live without shelter after last year’s earthquake.
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