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Hurricane Statement
FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-310900-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE LOCAL STATEMENT
INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 9A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL AL092016
855 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA

...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF
INTERSTATE 75...

NEW INFORMATION
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* 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 480 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OCALA FL OR ABOUT 500 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF GAINESVILLE FL
- 24.2N 87.7W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT WEST-NORTHWEST OR 290 DEGREES AT 5 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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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
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* WIND:
PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTH FLORIDA ALONG AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 75. 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.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT
IMPACTS ACROSS THE SUWANNEE VALLEY, GAINESVILLE AND MARION COUNTY AREAS.
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 SUWANNEE VALLEY, GAINESVILLE AND OCALA AREAS.

* TORNADOES:
PREPARE FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO EVENT 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
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* EVACUATIONS:
NONE AT THIS TIME.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
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.

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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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE FL AROUND MIDNIGHT EDT, OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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