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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 6:15 PM EDT Aug. 31, 2016 – National Weather Service

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


Next update
-----------
the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


Next update
-----------
the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


Next update
-----------
the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


Next update
-----------
the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


Next update
-----------
the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


Next update
-----------
the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



232 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**noaa hurricane hunters find that the depression has
strengthened into a tropical storm**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 380 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 24.7n 88.0w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Nine has strengthened into Tropical Storm
Hermine this afternoon. Hermine is drifting slowly northward. The
system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
- areas of inundation with storm surge flooding
    accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near
    the coast. - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary
    roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
    vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf
    breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate
    damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small
    craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected
    anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



232 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**noaa hurricane hunters find that the depression has
strengthened into a tropical storm**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 380 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 24.7n 88.0w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Nine has strengthened into Tropical Storm
Hermine this afternoon. Hermine is drifting slowly northward. The
system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
- areas of inundation with storm surge flooding
    accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near
    the coast. - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary
    roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
    vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf
    breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate
    damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small
    craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected
    anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.




232 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**noaa hurricane hunters find that the depression has
strengthened into a tropical storm**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 380 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 24.7n 88.0w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Nine has strengthened into Tropical Storm
Hermine this afternoon. Hermine is drifting slowly northward. The
system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
- areas of inundation with storm surge flooding
    accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near
    the coast. - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary
    roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
    vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf
    breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate
    damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small
    craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected
    anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



232 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**noaa hurricane hunters find that the depression has
strengthened into a tropical storm**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 380 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 24.7n 88.0w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Nine has strengthened into Tropical Storm
Hermine this afternoon. Hermine is drifting slowly northward. The
system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
- areas of inundation with storm surge flooding
    accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near
    the coast. - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary
    roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
    vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf
    breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate
    damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small
    craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected
    anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts around Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.




Flood Warning
Issued: 10:03 AM EDT Aug. 31, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until late Friday night...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Manatee River near Myakka Head
* from tomorrow late morning through late Friday night.
* At 09 am Wednesday the stage was 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by tomorrow late morning and
continue to rise to near 12.1 feet by early Friday morning. The river is
expected to fall below flood stage by Friday before midnight.
* Impact... at 11.0 feet... private Road and bridge 1 mile downstream flood.
Agricultural, rural Kibler area begins to flood.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 12.1 feet on Jun 21
1975.



               Fld observed forecast 8am
location stg stg day time Thu Fri Sat sun Mon

Manatee
Myakka Head 11.0 5.5 Wed 09 am 10.6 12.1 10.1 7.9 6.4




Lat... Lon 2746 8217 2743 8224 2745 8233 2752 8233
2751 8224 2753 8224






Areal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:50 PM EDT Aug. 31, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Florida... northern Florida and west
central Florida... including the following areas... in central
Florida... Sumter. In northern Florida... coastal Levy and
inland Levy. In west central Florida... coastal Citrus...
coastal Hernando... coastal Hillsborough... coastal Manatee...
coastal Pasco... coastal Sarasota... inland Citrus... inland
Hernando... inland Hillsborough... inland Manatee... inland
Pasco... inland Sarasota and Pinellas.

* Tonight through Friday evening

* widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to
continue over the watch area. Conditions will be supportive of
some very heavy rainfall accumulations up to 5 to 10 inches... with
locally higher amounts possible in some locations.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




753 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

... High surf advisory in effect until 10 PM EDT Thursday...
... High rip current risk in effect through Thursday evening...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
high surf advisory... which is in effect until 10 PM EDT Thursday.
A high rip current risk has also been issued. This high rip
current risk is in effect through Thursday evening.

* High surf... 3 to 6 feet.

* High surf timing... tonight through Thursday night.

* High surf impacts... dangerous swimming conditions with large
breaking waves expected at all area beaches.

* Rip current timing... tonight through Thursday evening.

* Rip current impacts... large breaking waves in the 3 to 6 foot
range along with a strong onshore flow will create a high risk
of rip currents along area beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol...
flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.




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