Tropical Storm Warning

Published 09/01 2016 12:30AM

Updated 09/01 2016 12:30AM

Issued at: 09/01/2016 12:24:00 AM EDT
Expires on: 09/04/2016 12:24:00 AM EDT
Counties affected: Walton FLZ108-011230- /O.CON.KTAE.HU.A.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /O.CON.KTAE.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ SOUTH WALTON- 1124 PM CDT WED AUG 31 2016 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - SANTA ROSA BEACH - SANDESTIN - FREEPORT * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND - PEAK WIND FORECAST: 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: MODERATE - THE WIND THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 58 TO 73 MPH. - TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON PROTECTING LIFE. PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT WIND IMPACTS. - NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY, OR IN SOME CASES LOSS OF LIFE. REMAIN SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS WIND SUBSIDES. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING - POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE UNFOLDING. - THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL STRENGTH, DURATION, AND EXPOSURE OF THE WIND AS EXPERIENCED AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: LOCALIZED STORM SURGE POSSIBLE - PEAK STORM SURGE INUNDATION: THE POTENTIAL FOR UP TO 1 FEET ABOVE GROUND SOMEWHERE WITHIN SURGE PRONE AREAS - WINDOW OF CONCERN: THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED - THE STORM SURGE THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE A REASONABLE THREAT FOR PEAK STORM SURGE FLOODING OF GREATER THAN 1 FOOT ABOVE GROUND. - TO BE SAFE, PREPARE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF LIMITED STORM SURGE FLOODING IMPACTS. EFFORTS SHOULD NOW BE BROUGHT TO COMPLETION BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. - LOCALIZED INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS. CONSIDER VOLUNTARY EVACUATION IF RECOMMENDED. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY IF EVACUATION ORDERS ARE ISSUED. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED - LOCALIZED INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING, MAINLY ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST OR IN LOW LYING AREAS JUST INLAND. HIGHER WAVES MAY LOCALLY INCREASE AREA OF FLOODING. - ISOLATED SECTIONS OF COASTAL HIGHWAYS AND ACCESS ROADS FLOODED, MAKING TRAVELING IN THESE AREAS DANGEROUS DUE TO FLOOD WATERS. - MODERATE BEACH EROSION. LARGE BREAKERS WILL WILL ERODE DUNES IN MORE VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. - MINOR DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, AND PIERS. A FEW SMALL CRAFT NOT SECURED PRIOR TO THE STORM WILL BREAK AWAY FROM MOORINGS. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 3-5 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED - THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A THREAT OF FLOODING. - BE SAFE AND REMAIN READY TO PROTECT AGAINST FLOODING RAIN IMPACTS. - IF FLOOD RELATED WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT, HEED RECOMMENDED ACTIONS. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED - LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS, NECESSITATING BASIC PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE STRUCTURES. - RIVERS AND ASSOCIATED TRIBUTARY CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL RISE AND APPROACH BANKFULL LEVELS. RUNOFF WILL INCREASE WATER LEVELS IN AREA HOLDING PONDS AND DRAINAGE DITCHES, REDUCING STORAGE CAPACITY TO ABSORB FUTURE RAINFALL. - ISOLATED FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS MAY RESULT IN BRIEF ROAD CLOSURES. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - SITUATION IS UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE - THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR TORNADOES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR. - LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL TORNADOES. - ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE - LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS: NWS TALLAHASSEE - HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TALLAHASSEE $$

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