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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 5:11 PM CDT on August 30, 2016

Expires 2:15 AM EDT on August 31, 2016


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potential impacts include:
    - isolated tornadoes are expected, resulting in a notable impact
      to affected communities.
    - Isolated areas affected by tornadoes will experience minor
      damage, including some damage to structures and sporadic power
      and communication outages.
    - A few structures will be damaged by tornadoes, mainly with loss
      of shingles or siding. Some Mobile homes will be significantly
      damaged, especially those unanchored. Large trees will be
      snapped or uprooted.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potential impacts include:
    - isolated tornadoes are expected, resulting in a notable impact
      to affected communities.
    - Isolated areas affected by tornadoes will experience minor
      damage, including some damage to structures and sporadic power
      and communication outages.
    - A few structures will be damaged by tornadoes, mainly with loss
      of shingles or siding. Some Mobile homes will be significantly
      damaged, especially those unanchored. Large trees will be
      snapped or uprooted.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potential impacts include:
    - isolated tornadoes are expected, resulting in a notable impact
      to affected communities.
    - Isolated areas affected by tornadoes will experience minor
      damage, including some damage to structures and sporadic power
      and communication outages.
    - A few structures will be damaged by tornadoes, mainly with loss
      of shingles or siding. Some Mobile homes will be significantly
      damaged, especially those unanchored. Large trees will be
      snapped or uprooted.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potential impacts include:
    - isolated tornadoes are expected, resulting in a notable impact
      to affected communities.
    - Isolated areas affected by tornadoes will experience minor
      damage, including some damage to structures and sporadic power
      and communication outages.
    - A few structures will be damaged by tornadoes, mainly with loss
      of shingles or siding. Some Mobile homes will be significantly
      damaged, especially those unanchored. Large trees will be
      snapped or uprooted.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

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

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


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