RV Parks Surviving East Coast ‘Tropical Storm’
RV parks and campgrounds in Florida and along the East Coast apparently have survived Tropical Storm Andrea.
After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, Andrea was moving quickly toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas early today (June 7), promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend.
No damage reports affecting parks or campgrounds were among the storm stories provided by The Associated Press.
The first named storm of the Atlantic season was losing some intensity and by early today, its winds were down to 45 mph.
As of 5 a.m. EDT, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Andrea was about 30 miles northeast of Savannah, Ga., having made landfall a day earlier in Florida’s Big Bend area. Andrea was moving northeast near 28 mph.
Rains and winds from the storm were forecast to sweep northward along the Southeastern U.S. coast today.
However, forecasters warned it could cause isolated flooding and storm surge over the next two days.
On Cumberland Island off the Georgia cost, the National Park Service evacuated campers as the storm approached Thursday and 30 Florida state parks were closed in anticipation of the storm.