Keep eyes on Fred as storm develops

Too early to tell if the storm will affect area

While he said it's too early to predict how Tropical Storm Fred may impact the area, Escambia County (Ala,) Emergency Management Director David Adams said people need to keep an eye on the storm.

The storm changed from a tropical depression to Tropical Storm Fred Tuesday night. Adams said it's likely to lose strength when is crosses the Dominican Republic and other islands in the Caribbean and drop back to a tropical depression.

However, he said once it reaches the Gulf of Mexico it will likely intensify.

"It's way too early to say how it may affect us," Adams said.

Adams said forecasts are al...

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