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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 5:11 PM CDT Aug. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

This product covers eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia

... Hurricane and tropical storm watches issued for
portions of Florida Gulf Coast...

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for coastal
      Franklin... coastal Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor
      and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Franklin... coastal
      Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* storm information:
    - about 390 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola or about 460
      miles south-southwest of Tallahassee
    - 24.4n 87.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 320 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------
Tropical Depression Nine is continuing to slowly organize across the
southern Gulf of Mexico. The system is expected to strengthen into a
tropical storm later this evening. This system will continue moving
northwest on Wednesday and then turn more to the north and
eventually northeast on Thursday approaching the Florida Big Bend or
Panhandle coastline. This system could potentially become a
hurricane prior to making landfall across North Florida.

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

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate damage to frame built homes, primarily due to the loss
      of roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches,
      awnings, carports, and sheds. Some windows and garage doors may
      fail. Mobile homes damaged, some significantly if unanchored.
      Unsecured lightweight objects become projectiles.
    - Several large trees uprooted; some snapped. Some large roadway
      signs blown over.
    - A few primary and some secondary roads are impassible due to
      debris.
    - Scattered power and communication outages; some locally
      significant, lasting for days.

* Surge:
prepare for the possibility of storm surge flooding in the Florida
Big Bend and Florida Panhandle. The greatest risk for storm surge
surge flooding is in Apalachee Bay... where storm surge of 2 to 4
feet above ground level is possible beginning on Thursday morning.

Potential impacts include:
        - areas of inundation from storm surge flooding, compounded
          by higher waves. Non-elevated homes and businesses along
          the coast will be subject to flooding primarily on the
          ground floor.
        - Sections of coastal highways and access roads will be
          flooded with portions washed out, isolating affected
          coastal communities.
        - Moderate beach erosion with damage to the dune line.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers. Small craft
          not secured prior to the storm will break away from
          moorings.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts include:

    - moderate flooding from rainfall will prompt extra preparation
      to protect property from flooding in low lying areas. Isolated
      evacuations may become necessary.
    - Rivers and associated tributary creeks and streams will rise to
      bankfull levels and possibly reach flood stage. Runoff will
      fill area holding ponds and drainage ditches, increasing the
      potential for urban flooding with additional rainfall.
    - Flood waters will approach structures in low lying areas. Urban
      flooding will result in isolated Road closures. Dangerous
      driving conditions.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Big Bend.

Potential impacts include:
    - 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.

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.

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.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County 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.

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

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL as conditions warrant.



611 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016 /511 PM CDT Tue Aug 30 2016/

This product covers eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia

... Hurricane and tropical storm watches issued for
portions of Florida Gulf Coast...

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for coastal
      Franklin... coastal Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor
      and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Franklin... coastal
      Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* storm information:
    - about 390 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola or about 460
      miles south-southwest of Tallahassee
    - 24.4n 87.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 320 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------
Tropical Depression Nine is continuing to slowly organize across the
southern Gulf of Mexico. The system is expected to strengthen into a
tropical storm later this evening. This system will continue moving
northwest on Wednesday and then turn more to the north and
eventually northeast on Thursday approaching the Florida Big Bend or
Panhandle coastline. This system could potentially become a
hurricane prior to making landfall across North Florida.

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

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate damage to frame built homes, primarily due to the loss
      of roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches,
      awnings, carports, and sheds. Some windows and garage doors may
      fail. Mobile homes damaged, some significantly if unanchored.
      Unsecured lightweight objects become projectiles.
    - Several large trees uprooted; some snapped. Some large roadway
      signs blown over.
    - A few primary and some secondary roads are impassible due to
      debris.
    - Scattered power and communication outages; some locally
      significant, lasting for days.

* Surge:
prepare for the possibility of storm surge flooding in the Florida
Big Bend and Florida Panhandle. The greatest risk for storm surge
surge flooding is in Apalachee Bay... where storm surge of 2 to 4
feet above ground level is possible beginning on Thursday morning.

Potential impacts include:
        - areas of inundation from storm surge flooding, compounded
          by higher waves. Non-elevated homes and businesses along
          the coast will be subject to flooding primarily on the
          ground floor.
        - Sections of coastal highways and access roads will be
          flooded with portions washed out, isolating affected
          coastal communities.
        - Moderate beach erosion with damage to the dune line.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers. Small craft
          not secured prior to the storm will break away from
          moorings.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts include:

    - moderate flooding from rainfall will prompt extra preparation
      to protect property from flooding in low lying areas. Isolated
      evacuations may become necessary.
    - Rivers and associated tributary creeks and streams will rise to
      bankfull levels and possibly reach flood stage. Runoff will
      fill area holding ponds and drainage ditches, increasing the
      potential for urban flooding with additional rainfall.
    - Flood waters will approach structures in low lying areas. Urban
      flooding will result in isolated Road closures. Dangerous
      driving conditions.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Big Bend.

Potential impacts include:
    - 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.

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.

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.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County 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.

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

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL as conditions warrant.


611 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016 /511 PM CDT Tue Aug 30 2016/

This product covers eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia

... Hurricane and tropical storm watches issued for
portions of Florida Gulf Coast...

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for coastal
      Franklin... coastal Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor
      and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Franklin... coastal
      Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* storm information:
    - about 390 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola or about 460
      miles south-southwest of Tallahassee
    - 24.4n 87.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 320 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------
Tropical Depression Nine is continuing to slowly organize across the
southern Gulf of Mexico. The system is expected to strengthen into a
tropical storm later this evening. This system will continue moving
northwest on Wednesday and then turn more to the north and
eventually northeast on Thursday approaching the Florida Big Bend or
Panhandle coastline. This system could potentially become a
hurricane prior to making landfall across North Florida.

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

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate damage to frame built homes, primarily due to the loss
      of roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches,
      awnings, carports, and sheds. Some windows and garage doors may
      fail. Mobile homes damaged, some significantly if unanchored.
      Unsecured lightweight objects become projectiles.
    - Several large trees uprooted; some snapped. Some large roadway
      signs blown over.
    - A few primary and some secondary roads are impassible due to
      debris.
    - Scattered power and communication outages; some locally
      significant, lasting for days.

* Surge:
prepare for the possibility of storm surge flooding in the Florida
Big Bend and Florida Panhandle. The greatest risk for storm surge
surge flooding is in Apalachee Bay... where storm surge of 2 to 4
feet above ground level is possible beginning on Thursday morning.

Potential impacts include:
        - areas of inundation from storm surge flooding, compounded
          by higher waves. Non-elevated homes and businesses along
          the coast will be subject to flooding primarily on the
          ground floor.
        - Sections of coastal highways and access roads will be
          flooded with portions washed out, isolating affected
          coastal communities.
        - Moderate beach erosion with damage to the dune line.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers. Small craft
          not secured prior to the storm will break away from
          moorings.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts include:

    - moderate flooding from rainfall will prompt extra preparation
      to protect property from flooding in low lying areas. Isolated
      evacuations may become necessary.
    - Rivers and associated tributary creeks and streams will rise to
      bankfull levels and possibly reach flood stage. Runoff will
      fill area holding ponds and drainage ditches, increasing the
      potential for urban flooding with additional rainfall.
    - Flood waters will approach structures in low lying areas. Urban
      flooding will result in isolated Road closures. Dangerous
      driving conditions.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Big Bend.

Potential impacts include:
    - 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.

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.

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.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County 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.

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

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL as conditions warrant.



611 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016 /511 PM CDT Tue Aug 30 2016/

This product covers eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia

... Hurricane and tropical storm watches issued for
portions of Florida Gulf Coast...

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for coastal
      Franklin... coastal Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor
      and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Franklin... coastal
      Jefferson... coastal Wakulla... coastal Taylor and coastal Dixie
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Gulf... inland
      Franklin... Gadsden... Leon... inland
      Jefferson... Madison... Liberty... inland Wakulla... inland
      Taylor... Lafayette... inland Dixie... coastal Bay and coastal Gulf

* storm information:
    - about 390 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola or about 460
      miles south-southwest of Tallahassee
    - 24.4n 87.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 320 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------
Tropical Depression Nine is continuing to slowly organize across the
southern Gulf of Mexico. The system is expected to strengthen into a
tropical storm later this evening. This system will continue moving
northwest on Wednesday and then turn more to the north and
eventually northeast on Thursday approaching the Florida Big Bend or
Panhandle coastline. This system could potentially become a
hurricane prior to making landfall across North Florida.

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

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - moderate damage to frame built homes, primarily due to the loss
      of roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches,
      awnings, carports, and sheds. Some windows and garage doors may
      fail. Mobile homes damaged, some significantly if unanchored.
      Unsecured lightweight objects become projectiles.
    - Several large trees uprooted; some snapped. Some large roadway
      signs blown over.
    - A few primary and some secondary roads are impassible due to
      debris.
    - Scattered power and communication outages; some locally
      significant, lasting for days.

* Surge:
prepare for the possibility of storm surge flooding in the Florida
Big Bend and Florida Panhandle. The greatest risk for storm surge
surge flooding is in Apalachee Bay... where storm surge of 2 to 4
feet above ground level is possible beginning on Thursday morning.

Potential impacts include:
        - areas of inundation from storm surge flooding, compounded
          by higher waves. Non-elevated homes and businesses along
          the coast will be subject to flooding primarily on the
          ground floor.
        - Sections of coastal highways and access roads will be
          flooded with portions washed out, isolating affected
          coastal communities.
        - Moderate beach erosion with damage to the dune line.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers. Small craft
          not secured prior to the storm will break away from
          moorings.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend. Potential impacts include:

    - moderate flooding from rainfall will prompt extra preparation
      to protect property from flooding in low lying areas. Isolated
      evacuations may become necessary.
    - Rivers and associated tributary creeks and streams will rise to
      bankfull levels and possibly reach flood stage. Runoff will
      fill area holding ponds and drainage ditches, increasing the
      potential for urban flooding with additional rainfall.
    - Flood waters will approach structures in low lying areas. Urban
      flooding will result in isolated Road closures. Dangerous
      driving conditions.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Big Bend.

Potential impacts include:
    - 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.

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.

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.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County 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.

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

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL as conditions warrant.


Hurricane Watch
Issued: 6:21 PM EDT Aug. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Hurricane Watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Apalachicola
    - Eastpoint
    - Carrabelle
    - Alligator Point

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 55 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: Thursday morning
          until early Friday morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind
          impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
          properties.
        - Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in serious injury.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - minor damage to frame built homes, limited primarily due to
          loss of roof shingles or gutters as well as damage to
          porches, awnings, carports and sheds. Some Mobile homes
          damaged. Unsecured lightweight objects blown around.
        - A few trees uprooted, with many large limbs snapped.
        - Isolated Road closures due to fallen debris, especially in
          wooded areas.
        - Isolated power and communication outages.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: life-threatening storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for 2-4 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: begins Wednesday morning

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
          dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
          ground.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
          efforts should now be brought to completion. Evacuations
          must be complete before driving conditions become unsafe.
        - Life threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
          evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
          life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
          Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
          decisions may needlessly risk lives.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - areas of inundation from storm surge flooding, compounded
          by higher waves. Non-elevated homes and businesses along
          the coast will be subject to flooding primarily on the
          ground floor.
        - Sections of coastal highways and access roads will be
          flooded with portions washed out, isolating affected
          coastal communities.
        - Moderate beach erosion with damage to the dune line.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers. Small craft
          not secured prior to the storm will break away from
          moorings.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
          conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
          rain impacts.
        - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
          and warnings are issued, 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 planning should include a reasonable threat for
          isolated tornadoes, mostly with shorter and narrower damage
          paths.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado
          impacts.
        - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
          shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

    - 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




621 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Hurricane Watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Apalachicola
    - Eastpoint
    - Carrabelle
    - Alligator Point

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 55 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: Thursday morning
          until early Friday morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind
          impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
          properties.
        - Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in serious injury.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - minor damage to frame built homes, limited primarily due to
          loss of roof shingles or gutters as well as damage to
          porches, awnings, carports and sheds. Some Mobile homes
          damaged. Unsecured lightweight objects blown around.
        - A few trees uprooted, with many large limbs snapped.
        - Isolated Road closures due to fallen debris, especially in
          wooded areas.
        - Isolated power and communication outages.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: life-threatening storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for 2-4 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: begins Wednesday morning

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
          dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
          ground.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
          efforts should now be brought to completion. Evacuations
          must be complete before driving conditions become unsafe.
        - Life threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
          evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
          life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
          Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
          decisions may needlessly risk lives.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - areas of inundation from storm surge flooding, compounded
          by higher waves. Non-elevated homes and businesses along
          the coast will be subject to flooding primarily on the
          ground floor.
        - Sections of coastal highways and access roads will be
          flooded with portions washed out, isolating affected
          coastal communities.
        - Moderate beach erosion with damage to the dune line.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, and piers. Small craft
          not secured prior to the storm will break away from
          moorings.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
          conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
          rain impacts.
        - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
          and warnings are issued, 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 planning should include a reasonable threat for
          isolated tornadoes, mostly with shorter and narrower damage
          paths.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado
          impacts.
        - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
          shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

    - 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




522 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Hurricane Watch in effect...

A Hurricane Watch means hurricane wind conditions are possible
somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* locations affected
    - Apalachicola
    - Eastpoint
    - Carrabelle
    - Alligator Point

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 55 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: Thursday morning
          until early Friday morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind
          impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
          properties.
        - Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in serious injury.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - minor damage to frame built homes, limited primarily due to
          loss of roof shingles or gutters as well as damage to
          porches, awnings, carports and sheds. Some Mobile homes
          damaged. Unsecured lightweight objects blown around.
        - A few trees uprooted, with many large limbs snapped.
        - Isolated Road closures due to fallen debris, especially in
          wooded areas.
        - Isolated power and communication outages.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: not available at this time. To be
      updated shortly.

    - Threat to life and property: not available at this time. To be
      updated shortly.

    - Potential impacts: not available at this time. To be updated
      shortly.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
          conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
          rain impacts.
        - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
          and warnings are issued, 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 planning should include a reasonable threat for
          isolated tornadoes, mostly with shorter and narrower damage
          paths.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado
          impacts.
        - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
          shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

    - 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