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Exercise Hurricane Athena Update #5: April 15, 2021 5:00 pm

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LWR CERT “Hurricane Athena” Exercise Update

Thursday, April 15, 5:00pm

The National Weather Service is tracking “Hurricane Athena” as it nears Key West. It is a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph traveling WNW at 9 mph. NHC forecasts the hurricane to reach Naples around 2:00 pm Friday. It is expected to travel across the west coast Florida.
The LWR CERT Executive Committee is following the progress of the storm. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Manatee County.  The EC has set Readiness Condition 2 in response. Please conduct the appropriate actions in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures.

Note: These updates are provided in lieu of news and weather information that would normally be provided by NHC and local television/radio stations.  In an actual weather event, these pages will not be available. Please return to this website periodically to get updates on the status of “Hurricane Athena” and exercise Readiness Condition changes during the course of this exercise

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