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National Weather Service: Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning

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79 °F

Overcast

  • Feels Like: 79 °F
  • Humidity: 94%
  • Wind: 7 mph SE
Overcast
  • Sunrise 7:08 AM
  • Sunset: 7:51 PM
  • Barometer: 29.91 in

Afternoon

Thunderstorm
82°
T-storms

Afternoon

Thunderstorm
83°
T-storms

This week

Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Hi 85° Lo 81°
  • Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Hi 86° Lo 79°
  • Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Hi 87° Lo 76°
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Hi 89° Lo 76°
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm


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Tides

Sun & moon

  • Sunrise: 7:08 AM
  • Moon Rise: 6:22 AM
  • Sunset: 7:51 PM
  • Moon Set: 7:30 PM

Aug. 31

Sep. 01

Sep. 09

Sep. 16

As of 11:00 PM EDT on January 30, 2016
  • Wednesday... Thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
  • Wednesday Night... Watching the tropics. Thunderstorms. Low 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
  • Thursday... Watching the tropics. Becoming windy with thunderstorms likely. High around 85F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
  • Thursday Night... Windy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Low 81F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
  • Friday... Thunderstorms likely. High 86F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

Daily summary


Almanac | Key: T = Trace of precipitation; MM = data not available
August 31, 2016
Normal high:87° Record high:95° (1995)
Normal low:70° Record low:53° (1917)
Complete weather almanac

Hurricane Statement

  • Statement as of 12:15 am EDT on August 31, 2016


    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical depression 9 expected to become a tropical storm early
       this morning**

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

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Levy... inland
          Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 440 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 390 miles
          southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 24.3n 87.8w
        - storm intensity 35 mph
        - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 mph

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

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

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

    * 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.

    * 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, prepare for 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.

    * 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 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    1215 am EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical depression 9 expected to become a tropical storm early
       this morning**

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

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Levy... inland
          Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 440 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 390 miles
          southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 24.3n 87.8w
        - storm intensity 35 mph
        - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 mph

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

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

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

    * 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.

    * 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, prepare for 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.

    * 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 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    1215 am EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical depression 9 expected to become a tropical storm early
       this morning**

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

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Levy... inland
          Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 440 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 390 miles
          southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 24.3n 87.8w
        - storm intensity 35 mph
        - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 mph

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

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

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

    * 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.

    * 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, prepare for 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.

    * 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 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.


    1215 am EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical depression 9 expected to become a tropical storm early
       this morning**

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

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a tropical storm watch is in effect for inland Levy... inland
          Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 440 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 390 miles
          southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 24.3n 87.8w
        - storm intensity 35 mph
        - movement north-northwest or 345 degrees at 2 mph

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

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

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

    * 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.

    * 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, prepare for 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.

    * 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
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Flood Warning

  • Statement as of 10:02 PM EDT on August 30, 2016


    The National Weather Service in Tampa FL has issued a

    * Flood Warning for
    the Little Manatee River at Wimauma
    * from Thursday afternoon until further notice.
    * At 9 PM Tuesday the stage was... 4.7 feet.
    * Moderate flooding is forecast.
    * Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
    * The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by Thursday early afternoon
    and continue to rise to near 15.8 feet by Friday evening.
    * Impact... at 14.5 feet... flooding of several houses begins near 32nd and 33rd
    streets in Ruskin.
    * Impact... at 13.0 feet... the canoe rental area floods.
    * Impact... at 11.0 feet... the river overflows its banks.
    * Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 15.8 feet on Aug 14
    1967.



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

    Little Manatee
    Wimauma 11.0 4.7 Tue 09 PM 4.8 8.8 15.5 15.6 14.2




    Lat... Lon 2763 8231 2764 8243 2770 8243 2770 8231







    1002 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

    The National Weather Service in Tampa FL has issued a

    * Flood Warning for
    the Alafia River at Lithia
    * from Thursday evening until further notice.
    * At 9 PM Tuesday the stage was... 7.8 feet.
    * Moderate flooding is forecast.
    * Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
    * The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by Thursday evening and
    continue to rise to near 16.4 feet by Friday evening.
    * Impact... at 15.0 feet... additional residences downstream of State Road 640
    bridge begin flooding.
    * Impact... at 13.0 feet... River Drive and Squirrel Run way downstream of State
    Road 640 are completely covered by water. One home begins to flood.
    * Impact... at 12.0 feet... water begins to affect River Drive and Squirrel Run
    way downstream of State Road 640.
    * Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 16.4 feet on Sep 28
    1953.



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

    Alafia
    Lithia 13.0 7.8 Tue 09 PM 8.5 10.1 15.7 16.4 15.5




    Lat... Lon 2787 8218 2784 8228 2789 8228 2792 8218







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