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Type HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT
Issued By NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL AL092016
Issuing Time Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:37:00 PDT
Broadcast Time Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:37:00 PDT
Valid Until Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:45:00 PDT
Brief Description HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT
Detailed Description TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 12 THIS PRODUCT COVERS NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA **TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA EXCEPT FLAGLER COUNTY** 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 570 MILES SOUTHWEST OF JACKSONVILLE FL OR ABOUT 570 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WAYCROSS GA - 24.6N 88.0W - STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH - MOVEMENT STATIONARY SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ TROPICAL STORM WATCHES ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA EXCEPT FOR FLAGLER COUNTY. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN AND A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REST OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA. 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 TODAY. THIS SYSTEM IS MOVING VERY SLOWLY TO THE NORTH AND WILL MOVE AT A FASTER SPEED TO THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT APPROACHING THE FLORIDA BIG BEND OR PANHANDLE COASTLINE THURSDAY AFTERNOON OR 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 THE SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN INCLUDING ECHOLS, HAMILTON, SUWANNEE, COLUMBIA, BAKER, UNION, AND GILCHRIST COUNTIES. . 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 REMAINDER OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA. 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 ---------------------------------- 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, IN A VALLEY OR CANYON, 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. VISITORS TO THE AREA SHOULD BECOME FAMILIAR WITH NEARBY SURROUNDINGS. IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED AND WHERE IT IS RELATIVE TO CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS. IF STAYING AT A HOTEL, ASK THE MANAGEMENT STAFF ABOUT THEIR ONSITE DISASTER PLAN. LISTEN FOR EVACUATION ORDERS, ESPECIALLY PERTAINING TO AREA VISITORS. CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE FORECAST. 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 6 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT. $$
       
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