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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 6:32 AM EDT on August 31, 2016

Expires 2:45 PM EDT on August 31, 2016


This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning issued for a portion of the Florida
   Gulf coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Levy...
      inland Levy... coastal Citrus... .inland Citrus... coastal
      Hernando... inland Hernando... coastal Pasco and inland Pasco

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

* storm information:
    - about 450 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 390 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 24.5n 88.1w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 2 mph

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

Tropical Depression Nine is still expected to become a tropical
storm later today. The system will move north and eventually turn
northeast during Wednesday and Thursday... approaching the Florida
Big Bend coastline Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm
Warning and Hurricane Watch is now in effect for coastal areas from
the Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* wind:
prepare for 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible limited impacts
along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

* Flooding rain:
prepare for 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.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for 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 12 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


632 am EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning issued for a portion of the Florida
   Gulf coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Levy...
      inland Levy... coastal Citrus... .inland Citrus... coastal
      Hernando... inland Hernando... coastal Pasco and inland Pasco

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

* storm information:
    - about 450 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 390 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 24.5n 88.1w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 360 degrees at 2 mph

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

Tropical Depression Nine is still expected to become a tropical
storm later today. The system will move north and eventually turn
northeast during Wednesday and Thursday... approaching the Florida
Big Bend coastline Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm
Warning and Hurricane Watch is now in effect for coastal areas from
the Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* wind:
prepare for 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible limited impacts
along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

* Flooding rain:
prepare for 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.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for 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 12 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


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Alaska - Special Statement , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report
California - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Colorado - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Beach Hazard Statement
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Tropical Storm Warning , Hurricane Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Tropical Storm Warning, Hurricane Watch , Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Statement, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement, Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement
Hawaii - Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Warning , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning
Idaho - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory
Maryland - Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Public Information Statement
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Coastal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Record Report
Montana - Air Quality Alert
Nebraska - Areal Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning
New Jersey - Beach Hazard Statement
New Mexico - Areal Flood Advisory
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement
North Carolina - Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Record Report
Oklahoma - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Coastal Hazard Statement
Tennessee - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Air Quality Alert
Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Virginia - Beach Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Record Report , Public Information Statement

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