Severe Weather Alerts - Glenwood, AL

  • Tropical Storm Warning

    Tropical Storm Warning in effect until 2:00 PM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

THIS PRODUCT COVERS EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE...FLORIDA BIG BEND...
SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA GULF
COAST..

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
GULF...INLAND FRANKLIN...GADSDEN...LEON...INLAND
JEFFERSON...MADISON...LIBERTY...INLAND WAKULLA...INLAND
TAYLOR...LAFAYETTE...INLAND DIXIE...COASTAL BAY...
COASTAL GULF...COASTAL FRNAKLIN...COASTAL JEFFERSON...
COASTAL WAKULLA...COASTAL TAYLOR AND COASTAL DIXIE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL
FRANKLIN...COASTAL JEFFERSON...COASTAL WAKULLA...COASTAL TAYLOR
AND COASTAL DIXIE
- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
GULF...INLAND FRANKLIN...GADSDEN...LEON...INLAND
JEFFERSON...MADISON...LIBERTY...INLAND WAKULLA...INLAND
TAYLOR...LAFAYETTE...INLAND DIXIE...COASTAL BAY...
COASTAL GULF...COASTAL FRNAKLIN...COASTAL JEFFERSON...
COASTAL WAKULLA...COASTAL TAYLOR AND COASTAL DIXIE

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 410 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF APALACHICOLA OR ABOUT 470
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF TALLAHASSEE
- 24.5N 88.1W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 2 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OFFSHORE WATERS
OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND AREAS, THE ADJACENT COASTAL
SECTIONS, AS WELL AS INLAND COUNTIES ALONG I-10 AND EAST OF THE
APALACHACOLA RIVER. TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE CONTINUES A SLOW MOVEMENT
TO THE NORTH AND IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY.
THIS SYSTEM WILL BEGIN MOVING NORTHEAST LATER TODAY AND INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED AND APPROACH THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE
COASTLINE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY ON THE
INTENSITY FORECAST AND COULD BECOME A HURRICANE PRIOR TO LANDFALL.
THEREFORE, HURRICANE WATCHES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS
AND COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE FLORIDA BIG BEND.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
PROTECT AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT
IMPACTS ACROSS THE FLORIDA BIG BEND. THREE TO FIVE FEET OF SURGE IS
POSSIBLE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER EAST TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER WITH TWO TO FOUR
FEET OR SURGE POSSIBLE FROM INDIAN PASS TO THE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER. POTENTIAL
IMPACTS IN THIS AREA 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.

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS
ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND AREAS.
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.

ALSO, PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST 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.

PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS PARTS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHWEST
GEORGIA.

* TORNADOES:
PROTECT AGAINST 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.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
AN INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
AND BIG BEND BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING TO COMPLETION ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN.

CHECK-IN WITH YOUR EMERGENCY POINTS OF CONTACT AMONG FAMILY, FRIENDS,
AND WORKMATES. INFORM THEM OF YOUR STATUS AND WELL-BEING. LET THEM
KNOW HOW YOU INTEND TO RIDE OUT THE STORM AND WHEN YOU PLAN TO
CHECK-IN AGAIN.

KEEP CELL PHONES WELL CHARGED AND HANDY. ALSO, CELL PHONE CHARGERS
FOR AUTOMOBILES CAN BE HELPFUL AFTER THE STORM. LOCATE YOUR CHARGERS
AND KEEP THEM WITH YOUR CELL PHONE.

IN EMERGENCIES IT IS BEST TO REMAIN CALM. STAY INFORMED AND FOCUSED
ON THE SITUATION AT HAND. EXERCISE PATIENCE WITH THOSE YOU ENCOUNTER.
BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND HELPFUL TO OTHERS.

IF YOU ARE A VISITOR AND STILL IN THE AREA, LISTEN FOR THE NAME OF
THE CITY OR TOWN IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING WITHIN LOCAL NEWS UPDATES.
BE SURE YOU KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH IT RESIDES. PAY
ATTENTION FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO 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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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE FL AROUND 12 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

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