Tropical Storm Fay: NE FL Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...CENTER OF FAY NEAR GAINESVILLE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
CONTINUE ALONG PARTS OF THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA COASTS...

AT 500 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 82.2 WEST OR NEAR GAINESVILLE
FLORIDA. THIS POSITION IS ALSO ABOUT 65 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
CEDAR KEY FLORIDA.

FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 6 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...THE CENTER OF FAY IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE NORTHERN
FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY...THEN MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE COAST OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...BUT FAY
IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A TROPICAL STORM INTO SATURDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES MAINLY
TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. SEVERAL STATIONS IN THE JACKSONVILLE
AREA HAVE REPORTED WIND GUSTS OF 55 TO 60 MPH... 90 TO 95
KM/HR...DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 995 MB...29.38 INCHES.
GAINESVILLE RECENTLY REPORTED A PRESSURE OF 996.1 MB...29.41
INCHES.

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COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT
SATURDAY...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN
COASTAL PORTIONS OF GLYNN AND CAMDEN COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING.
FLOOD WATCH.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
TROPICAL STORM FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE TROPICAL
STORM FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
BASED ON CURRENT TRACK AND INTENSITY FORECASTS...ONSHORE WINDS
COULD RESULT IN TOTAL STORM TIDES OF 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS THROUGH TODAY. SUBSTANTIAL BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE...
ESPECIALLY AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDES.

...WINDS...
WINDS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST AND LARGER RIVERS WILL CONTINUE
AT 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH...THROUGH THE MORNING. WINDS
WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH TODAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
THROUGH TODAY...GENERAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED...WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NEAR THE FLORIDA STATE
LINE AND ASSOCIATED WITH PERSISTENT RAINBANDS THAT SET UP OVER
THE AREA.

THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE WITH POOR DRAINAGE.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

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ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT
SATURDAY...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN ST
JOHNS AND FLAGLER COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING.
FLOOD WATCH.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
TROPICAL STORM FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE TROPICAL
STORM FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. PLEASE
HEED THE ADVISE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
BASED ON THE CURRENT TRACK AND INTENSITY FORECASTS...ONSHORE
WINDS COULD RESULT IN TOTAL STORM TIDES OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE
NORMAL TIDE LEVELS. SUBSTANTIAL BEACH EROSION IS LIKELY...
ESPECIALLY AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDES. THE HIGHEST TIDES WILL BE IN
THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND BAYS AS SUCCESSIVE HIGH TIDES ARE
TRAPPED BY THE STRONG WINDS.

...WINDS...
WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
THROUGH TODAY...RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD POTENTIALLY REACH 6 TO 10
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. IF YOU EXPERIENCED FLOODING
DURING THE HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS OF LATE SEPTEMBER AND EARLY
OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR YOU MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING ONCE AGAIN.

THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE WITH POOR DRAINAGE. KNOWN INTERSECTIONS WITH VERY POOR
DRAINAGE MAY HAVE WATER LEVELS UP TO 3 FEET. OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS WILL HAVE WATER RISES OF 1 FOOT. IF APPROACHING A FLOODED
ROADWAY...TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

$$

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NASSAU-DUVAL-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT
SATURDAY...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN
NASSAU AND DUVAL COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING.
AREAL FLOOD WARNING
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
FLOOD WATCH.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
TROPICAL STORM FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE TROPICAL
STORM FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. PLEASE
HEED THE ADVISE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
BASED ON THE CURRENT TRACK AND INTENSITY FORECASTS...ONSHORE
WINDS COULD RESULT IN TOTAL STORM TIDES OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE
NORMAL TIDE LEVELS. THE HIGHEST TIDES WILL BE IN THE SOUNDS AND
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AS SUCCESSIVE HIGH TIDES ARE TAPPED.
SUBSTANTIAL BEACH EROSION IS LIKELY... ESPECIALLY AT TIMES OF HIGH
TIDES.

...WINDS...
WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
THE MORNING...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRING ALONG THE
IMMEDIATE COAST AND PORTIONS OF THE ST JOHNS RIVER. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH TODAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT IN DUVAL AND NASSAU
COUNTIES. HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE...AT
LEAST...UNTIL EARLY AFTERNOON WITH AN ADDITIONAL 6 TO 12 INCHES OF
RAINFALL POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE IN A FLOOD PRONE AREA TAKE IMMEDIATE
ACTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

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ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL OUT 20 NM-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN...
THE COASTAL ZONES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
MARINERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE.

...WINDS...

WINDS OF 30 TO 40 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL DIMINISH TO 25 TO
30 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS LATER TODAY.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADIC WATERSPOUTS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

$$

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INLAND GLYNN-INLAND CAMDEN-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN
INLAND PORTIONS OF GLYNN AND CAMDEN COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING.
FLOOD WATCH.
...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
TROPICAL STORM FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE TROPICAL
STORM FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

...WINDS...
WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER GUSTS
THROUGH THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
THROUGH TODAY...GENERAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED...WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NEAR THE FLORIDA BORDER
AND ASSOCIATED WITH PERSISTENT RAINBANDS THAT SET UP OVER THE
AREA.

THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE WITH POOR DRAINAGE.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

$$

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CLAY-PUTNAM-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT. A FLOOD
WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE BLACK CREEK AT MIDDLEBURG WHERE
MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN...
NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING
FLOOD WATCH.
FLOOD WARNING FOR BLACK CREEK AT MIDDLEBURG.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
TROPICAL STORM FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE TROPICAL
STORM FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. PLEASE
HEED THE ADVISE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
STORM TIDES ALONG THE ST JOHNS RIVER WILL BE AROUND 2 FEET ABOVE
NORMAL.

...WINDS...
30 TO 40 MPH WINDS...WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER GUSTS...WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THE MORNING. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
THROUGH TODAY...RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD POTENTIALLY REACH 6 TO 10
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. IF YOU EXPERIENCED FLOODING
DURING THE HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS OF LATE SEPTEMBER AND EARLY
OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR YOU MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING ONCE AGAIN. THOSE
IN NORMALLY FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR FLOODING
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE WITH POOR DRAINAGE. KNOWN INTERSECTIONS WITH VERY POOR
DRAINAGE MAY HAVE WATER LEVELS UP TO 3 FEET. OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS WILL HAVE WATER RISES OF 1 FOOT. IF APPROACHING A FLOODED
ROADWAY...TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

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COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-
BRANTLEY-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT.
...AREAS AFFECTED...

THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN
COFFEE...JEFF DAVIS...BACON...APPLING...WAYNE...ATKINSON...WARE...
PIERCE...BRANTLEY...ECHOLS...CLINCH AND CHARLTON IN SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH MAY CAUSE
FLOODING. PLEASE HEED THE ADVISE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICIALS.

...WINDS...
20 TO 30 MPH WINDS WITH HIGHER GUSTS CAN BE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
RAIN BANDS OF FAY THROUGH EARLY TODAY. A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS IN
EFFECT.

...INLAND FLOODING...
THROUGH TODAY...GENERAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED. IF THE STORM TRACKS
FURTHER NORTH...THE AMOUNTS COULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY GREATER. THIS
AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADS AND AREAS WITH POOR
DRAINAGE.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

$$

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BAKER-UNION-BRADFORD-ALACHUA-MARION-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN
BAKER... UNION...BRADFORD...ALACHUA AND MARION COUNTIES IN NORTH
FLORIDA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH.
FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ST MARYS RIVER AT MACCLENNY.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH MAY CAUSE
FLOODING. PLEASE HEED THE ADVISE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICIALS.

...WINDS...
30 TO 40 MPH WINDS WITH HIGHER GUSTS CAN BE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
RAIN BANDS OF FAY THIS MORNING. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
THROUGH TODAY...RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD POTENTIALLY REACH 6 TO 10
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE WITH POOR DRAINAGE. KNOWN INTERSECTIONS WITH VERY POOR
DRAINAGE MAY HAVE WATER LEVELS UP TO 3 FEET. OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS WILL HAVE WATER RISES OF 1 FOOT. IF APPROACHING A FLOODED
ROADWAY...TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.

$$

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HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-GILCHRIST-
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
THROUGH THE DAY BUT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL REMAINS A THREAT. A FLOOD
WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SANTA FE RIVER AT FT. WHITE WHERE
MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN THE
SUWANNEE VALLEY IN FLORIDA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH.
FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SANTA FE RIVER AT FT. WHITE.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH MAY CAUSE
FLOODING. PLEASE HEED THE ADVISE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICIALS.

...WINDS...
20 TO 30 MPH WINDS WITH HIGHER GUSTS CAN BE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
RAIN BANDS OF FAY. A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT.

...INLAND FLOODING...
THROUGH TODAY...RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD POTENTIALLY REACH 6 TO 10
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. IF YOU EXPERIENCED FLOODING
DURING THE HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS OF LATE SEPTEMBER AND EARLY
OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR YOU MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING ONCE AGAIN. THOSE
IN NORMALLY FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR FLOODING
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE WITH POOR DRAINAGE. KNOWN INTERSECTIONS WITH VERY POOR
DRAINAGE MAY HAVE WATER LEVELS UP TO 3 FEET. OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS WILL HAVE WATER RISES OF 1 FOOT. IF APPROACHING A FLOODED
ROADWAY...TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.

...TORNADOES...
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 1130 AM.


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