Tropical Storm Warning

Published 08/31 2016 11:50AM

Updated 08/31 2016 11:50AM

Issued at: 08/31/2016 11:45:00 AM EDT
Expires on: 09/03/2016 11:45:00 AM EDT
Counties affected: Franklin FLZ015-312345- /O.CON.KTAE.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ INLAND FRANKLIN- 1145 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - INLAND FRANKLIN COUNTY * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND - PEAK WIND FORECAST: 25-35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 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. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT - PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 4-8 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 SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED - THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A REASONABLE THREAT FOR TORNADOES. - BE SAFE AND REMAIN READY TO PROTECT AGAINST TORNADO IMPACTS. STAY INFORMED. - LISTEN FOR TORNADO WATCHES AND WARNINGS. IF A TORNADO APPROACHES, QUICKLY MOVE TO THE SAFEST PLACE WITHIN YOUR SHELTER. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED - ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED, RESULTING IN A NOTABLE IMPACT TO AFFECTED COMMUNITIES. - ISOLATED AREAS AFFECTED BY TORNADOES WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR DAMAGE, INCLUDING SOME DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES AND SPORADIC POWER AND COMMUNICATION OUTAGES. - A FEW STRUCTURES WILL BE DAMAGED BY TORNADOES, MAINLY WITH LOSS OF SHINGLES OR SIDING. SOME MOBILE HOMES WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY THOSE UNANCHORED. LARGE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS: NWS TALLAHASSEE - HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TALLAHASSEE $$

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