Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall in Haiti and Dominican Republic, flash flood advisory issued

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Tropical Storm Harold
An overview of Haiti and The Dominican Republic as Tropical Storm Franklin Approaches. Credit: The Weather Authority

Tropical Depression Harold continues to weaken as it crosses the Texas panhandle, Wednesday morning and is expected to fully dissipate by the evening.

Tropical Storm Franklin, meanwhile, has made landfall in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Wednesday morning, with advisories of life-threatening flash floods issued.

According to reports, at least one person has died and two others have been hurt.

TS Franklin track. Credit: The Weather Authority

According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 2 p.m., Franklin is moving north-northeast is with a decrease in forward speed Thursday and Friday, and it is expected to become a hurricane in the open Arlantic by Sunday.

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through Wednesday, but gradual strengthening could begin by Thursday.

Aerial view of tropics. Credit: The Weather Authority

There are two other disturbances in the open Atlantic, but they are not any threats to land.

The Weather Authority will continue to give updates on Tropical Storm Franklin throughout its cycle.

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