“EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE” Currently Forming In the Atlantic – Is Walt Disney World In Trouble?

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, another storm has already begun forming in the Atlantic.

That may sound concerning, but any Floridian will tell you that this is just par for the course. Although communities have just begun fully recovering from Hurricane Idalia’s severe weather, another storm looming in the distance is normal for this time of year.

This Is the Natural Order of Things During Hurricane Season

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As one storm dissolves, another has begun turning. Simply put, that’s exactly what’s expected now that we’re at the peak of hurricane season.

It’s always darkest before the dawn, as they say. And things could very well grow dark with the formation of this tropical storm.

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According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Lee has already grown treacherously close to hurricane size and strength; currently, Tropical Storm Lee is expected to progress into an “extremely dangerous major hurricane” by the weekend.

More specifically, Tropical Storm is forecasted to intensify into a Category 4 hurricane, “with winds up to 150 miles per hour” by this Saturday.

What Kind of Threat Does This Tropical Storm Pose For Walt Disney World?

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At this time, the forecast predicts Tropical Storm Lee to move parallel to the East Coast, hundreds of miles into the Atlantic Ocean. A recent report by ABC News writes, “If Lee stays on that course, the East Coast wouldn’t see direct impacts, but would be hit with large surf and rip currents by late next week.”

That being said, there’s a big emphasis on the word ‘if.’

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When it comes to severe weather, tropical storms, and hurricanes, it’s always best to stay alert and to prepare for the worst. That means assuming that this tropical storm may change direction at any time, because it can.

Stay tuned to Disney Dining for the latest updates on the situation.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.