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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 12:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2016

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2016


This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

... A tropical storm watch is in effect for areas along and west of
Interstate 75...

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

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* storm information:
    - about 570 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 580 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 24.3n 87.8w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 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 during the pre-dawn hours this morning. This system
is moving west northwest this morning... and will move north northeast
on Wednesday and then turn more to the northeast on Thursday approaching
the Florida Big Bend or Panhandle coastline Thursday evening. This
system could potentially become a hurricane prior to making landfall
across North Florida.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across North Florida along and west of Interstate 75.
Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Suwannee Valley... Gainesville and Ocala areas.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts 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. Winds and wind gusts will
      be stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
      Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near
      marshes.
    - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along
      the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and
      Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near marshes.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. 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
----------------------------------

* evacuations: none at this time.

* Other preparedness information:
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 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.

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 Jacksonville FL around 630 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



1200 am EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

... A tropical storm watch is in effect for areas along and west of
Interstate 75...

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

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* storm information:
    - about 570 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 580 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 24.3n 87.8w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 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 during the pre-dawn hours this morning. This system
is moving west northwest this morning... and will move north northeast
on Wednesday and then turn more to the northeast on Thursday approaching
the Florida Big Bend or Panhandle coastline Thursday evening. This
system could potentially become a hurricane prior to making landfall
across North Florida.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across North Florida along and west of Interstate 75.
Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Suwannee Valley... Gainesville and Ocala areas.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts 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. Winds and wind gusts will
      be stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
      Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near
      marshes.
    - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along
      the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and
      Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near marshes.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. 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
----------------------------------

* evacuations: none at this time.

* Other preparedness information:
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 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.

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 Jacksonville FL around 630 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1200 am EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

... A tropical storm watch is in effect for areas along and west of
Interstate 75...

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

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* storm information:
    - about 570 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 580 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 24.3n 87.8w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 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 during the pre-dawn hours this morning. This system
is moving west northwest this morning... and will move north northeast
on Wednesday and then turn more to the northeast on Thursday approaching
the Florida Big Bend or Panhandle coastline Thursday evening. This
system could potentially become a hurricane prior to making landfall
across North Florida.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across North Florida along and west of Interstate 75.
Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Suwannee Valley... Gainesville and Ocala areas.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts 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. Winds and wind gusts will
      be stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
      Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near
      marshes.
    - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along
      the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and
      Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near marshes.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. 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
----------------------------------

* evacuations: none at this time.

* Other preparedness information:
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 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.

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 Jacksonville FL around 630 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



1200 am EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

... A tropical storm watch is in effect for areas along and west of
Interstate 75...

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

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* storm information:
    - about 570 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 580 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 24.3n 87.8w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 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 during the pre-dawn hours this morning. This system
is moving west northwest this morning... and will move north northeast
on Wednesday and then turn more to the northeast on Thursday approaching
the Florida Big Bend or Panhandle coastline Thursday evening. This
system could potentially become a hurricane prior to making landfall
across North Florida.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across North Florida along and west of Interstate 75.
Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Suwannee Valley... Gainesville and Ocala areas.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts 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. Winds and wind gusts will
      be stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
      Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near
      marshes.
    - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along
      the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and
      Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near marshes.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. 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
----------------------------------

* evacuations: none at this time.

* Other preparedness information:
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 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.

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 Jacksonville FL around 630 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


855 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

... A tropical storm watch is in effect for areas along and west of
Interstate 75...

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* storm information:
    - about 480 miles southwest of Ocala FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Gainesville FL
    - 24.2n 87.7w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement west-northwest or 290 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
portions of North Florida along and west of Interstate 75. Potential
impacts 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. Winds and wind gusts will
      be stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
      Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near
      marshes.
    - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along
      the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and
      Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near marshes.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Suwannee Valley, Gainesville and Marion County areas.
Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Suwannee Valley, Gainesville and Ocala areas.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a possible tornado event across northeast Florida and
southeast Georgia. 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
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
none at this time.

* Other preparedness information:
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.

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 Jacksonville FL around midnight EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


855 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

... A tropical storm watch is in effect for areas along and west of
Interstate 75...

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Alachua and Marion

* storm information:
    - about 480 miles southwest of Ocala FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Gainesville FL
    - 24.2n 87.7w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement west-northwest or 290 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
portions of North Florida along and west of Interstate 75. Potential
impacts 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. Winds and wind gusts will
      be stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
      Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near
      marshes.
    - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along
      the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and
      Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and near marshes.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Suwannee Valley, Gainesville and Marion County areas.
Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Suwannee Valley, Gainesville and Ocala areas.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a possible tornado event across northeast Florida and
southeast Georgia. 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
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
none at this time.

* Other preparedness information:
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.

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 Jacksonville FL around midnight EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


Tropical Storm Watch

Statement as of 11:43 PM EDT on August 30, 2016

Expires 7:45 AM EDT on August 31, 2016


... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Live Oak

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 65 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: Thursday afternoon
          until early Friday morning

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to
          secure all properties.
        - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in serious injury, or in some cases loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - 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.
          Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along the banks of
          large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and Brunswick rivers,
          on high profile bridges and near marshes.
        - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be
          stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
          Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and
          near marshes.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more
          prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

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

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Emergency 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 rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
          currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency 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
        - 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.

* For more information:
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/jax/




1143 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Live Oak

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 65 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: Thursday afternoon
          until early Friday morning

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to
          secure all properties.
        - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in serious injury, or in some cases loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - 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.
          Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along the banks of
          large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and Brunswick rivers,
          on high profile bridges and near marshes.
        - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be
          stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
          Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and
          near marshes.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more
          prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

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

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Emergency 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 rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
          currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency 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
        - 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.

* For more information:
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/jax/




835 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical storm watch in effect...

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm wind conditions are
possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* locations affected
    - Live Oak

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 60 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: Thursday afternoon
          until early Friday morning

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to
          secure all properties.
        - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in serious injury, or in some cases loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - 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.
          Winds and wind gusts will be stronger along the banks of
          large rivers, such as the Saint Johns and Brunswick rivers,
          on high profile bridges and near marshes.
        - 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. Winds and wind gusts will be
          stronger along the banks of large rivers, such as the Saint
          Johns and Brunswick rivers, on high profile bridges and
          near marshes.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more
          prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

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

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          moderate flooding where peak rainfall totals notably exceed
          amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation.
          Rescues and emergency evacuations are possible.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant flooding rain impacts.
        - Dangerous flooding is possible. Failure to take action may
          result in serious injury or loss of life. If flood related
          watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations
          and rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with
          swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
          especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,
          creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches overflow.
        - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
          foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas
          of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and
          poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on
          moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
          Driving conditions become hazardous. Some Road and bridge
          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
        - 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.

* For more information:
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/jax/




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