Tropical Storm Watch

Published 08/30 2016 06:25PM

Updated 08/30 2016 06:25PM

Issued at: 08/30/2016 6:21:00 PM EDT
Expires on: 09/02/2016 6:21:00 PM EDT
Counties affected: Franklin FLZ015-310800- /O.CON.KTAE.TR.A.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ INLAND FRANKLIN- 621 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016 ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - INLAND FRANKLIN COUNTY * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND - PEAK WIND FORECAST: 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED - REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 39 TO 57 MPH. - TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON AVOIDING INJURY. PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO LIMITED WIND IMPACTS. - NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. 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: - PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 3-5 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED - 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 - 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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