Atkinson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Hurricane Statement
Issued: 12:16 AM EDT Sep. 1, 2016 – National Weather Service

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine slightly stronger**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Baker... inland
      Nassau... inland Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St.
      Johns... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... coastal Nassau... coastal
      Duval... Wayne... Brantley... inland Glynn... coastal
      Glynn... Charlton... inland Camden and coastal Camden

* storm information:
    - about 460 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 470 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to gradually strengthen across
the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to
move towards the Panhandle and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday
and make landfall Thursday night. The storm is now forecast to
reach hurricane strength before making landfall. A Tropical
Storm Warning is now in effect for inland portions of southeast
Georgia and the Suwannee Valley area of northeast Florida.
Otherwise the remainder of the tropical storm watches are still in
effect for the rest of the forecast region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across inland northeast Florida and southeast
Georgia potential impacts include:
    - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Many Road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited to
significant impacts across coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Suwannee Valley and inland southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Storm surge may extend far inland along rivers and
      creeks and you may still experience flooding even though you
      are not along the immediate coast. If you are asked to evacuate
      it is because you are in, or near, an area that has been
      identified as being subject to storm surge, please heed the
      advice of emergency management officials! Damage to several
      buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes and beach
      access areas. Strong and numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal northeast Florida.

Elsewhere across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, little to
no impact is anticipated.

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.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish 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 am EDT Thursday, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



1216 am EDT Thu Sep 1 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine slightly stronger**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Baker... inland
      Nassau... inland Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St.
      Johns... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... coastal Nassau... coastal
      Duval... Wayne... Brantley... inland Glynn... coastal
      Glynn... Charlton... inland Camden and coastal Camden

* storm information:
    - about 460 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 470 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to gradually strengthen across
the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to
move towards the Panhandle and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday
and make landfall Thursday night. The storm is now forecast to
reach hurricane strength before making landfall. A Tropical
Storm Warning is now in effect for inland portions of southeast
Georgia and the Suwannee Valley area of northeast Florida.
Otherwise the remainder of the tropical storm watches are still in
effect for the rest of the forecast region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across inland northeast Florida and southeast
Georgia potential impacts include:
    - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Many Road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited to
significant impacts across coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Suwannee Valley and inland southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Storm surge may extend far inland along rivers and
      creeks and you may still experience flooding even though you
      are not along the immediate coast. If you are asked to evacuate
      it is because you are in, or near, an area that has been
      identified as being subject to storm surge, please heed the
      advice of emergency management officials! Damage to several
      buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes and beach
      access areas. Strong and numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal northeast Florida.

Elsewhere across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, little to
no impact is anticipated.

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.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish 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 am EDT Thursday, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1216 am EDT Thu Sep 1 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine slightly stronger**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Baker... inland
      Nassau... inland Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St.
      Johns... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... coastal Nassau... coastal
      Duval... Wayne... Brantley... inland Glynn... coastal
      Glynn... Charlton... inland Camden and coastal Camden

* storm information:
    - about 460 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 470 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to gradually strengthen across
the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to
move towards the Panhandle and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday
and make landfall Thursday night. The storm is now forecast to
reach hurricane strength before making landfall. A Tropical
Storm Warning is now in effect for inland portions of southeast
Georgia and the Suwannee Valley area of northeast Florida.
Otherwise the remainder of the tropical storm watches are still in
effect for the rest of the forecast region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across inland northeast Florida and southeast
Georgia potential impacts include:
    - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Many Road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited to
significant impacts across coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Suwannee Valley and inland southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Storm surge may extend far inland along rivers and
      creeks and you may still experience flooding even though you
      are not along the immediate coast. If you are asked to evacuate
      it is because you are in, or near, an area that has been
      identified as being subject to storm surge, please heed the
      advice of emergency management officials! Damage to several
      buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes and beach
      access areas. Strong and numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal northeast Florida.

Elsewhere across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, little to
no impact is anticipated.

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.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish 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 am EDT Thursday, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



1216 am EDT Thu Sep 1 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine slightly stronger**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Baker... inland
      Nassau... inland Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St.
      Johns... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... coastal Nassau... coastal
      Duval... Wayne... Brantley... inland Glynn... coastal
      Glynn... Charlton... inland Camden and coastal Camden

* storm information:
    - about 460 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 470 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to gradually strengthen across
the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to
move towards the Panhandle and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday
and make landfall Thursday night. The storm is now forecast to
reach hurricane strength before making landfall. A Tropical
Storm Warning is now in effect for inland portions of southeast
Georgia and the Suwannee Valley area of northeast Florida.
Otherwise the remainder of the tropical storm watches are still in
effect for the rest of the forecast region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across inland northeast Florida and southeast
Georgia potential impacts include:
    - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Many Road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited to
significant impacts across coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Suwannee Valley and inland southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Storm surge may extend far inland along rivers and
      creeks and you may still experience flooding even though you
      are not along the immediate coast. If you are asked to evacuate
      it is because you are in, or near, an area that has been
      identified as being subject to storm surge, please heed the
      advice of emergency management officials! Damage to several
      buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes and beach
      access areas. Strong and numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal northeast Florida.

Elsewhere across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, little to
no impact is anticipated.

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.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish 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 am EDT Thursday, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



1216 am EDT Thu Sep 1 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine slightly stronger**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Baker... inland
      Nassau... inland Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St.
      Johns... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... coastal Nassau... coastal
      Duval... Wayne... Brantley... inland Glynn... coastal
      Glynn... Charlton... inland Camden and coastal Camden

* storm information:
    - about 460 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 470 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to gradually strengthen across
the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to
move towards the Panhandle and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday
and make landfall Thursday night. The storm is now forecast to
reach hurricane strength before making landfall. A Tropical
Storm Warning is now in effect for inland portions of southeast
Georgia and the Suwannee Valley area of northeast Florida.
Otherwise the remainder of the tropical storm watches are still in
effect for the rest of the forecast region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across inland northeast Florida and southeast
Georgia potential impacts include:
    - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Many Road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited to
significant impacts across coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Suwannee Valley and inland southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Storm surge may extend far inland along rivers and
      creeks and you may still experience flooding even though you
      are not along the immediate coast. If you are asked to evacuate
      it is because you are in, or near, an area that has been
      identified as being subject to storm surge, please heed the
      advice of emergency management officials! Damage to several
      buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes and beach
      access areas. Strong and numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal northeast Florida.

Elsewhere across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, little to
no impact is anticipated.

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.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish 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 am EDT Thursday, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1216 am EDT Thu Sep 1 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine slightly stronger**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Gilchrist... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Atkinson... Ware... Pierce... Echols and
      Clinch
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Baker... inland
      Nassau... inland Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St.
      Johns... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... coastal Nassau... coastal
      Duval... Wayne... Brantley... inland Glynn... coastal
      Glynn... Charlton... inland Camden and coastal Camden

* storm information:
    - about 460 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 470 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to gradually strengthen across
the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to
move towards the Panhandle and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday
and make landfall Thursday night. The storm is now forecast to
reach hurricane strength before making landfall. A Tropical
Storm Warning is now in effect for inland portions of southeast
Georgia and the Suwannee Valley area of northeast Florida.
Otherwise the remainder of the tropical storm watches are still in
effect for the rest of the forecast region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across inland northeast Florida and southeast
Georgia potential impacts include:
    - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Many Road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited to
significant impacts across coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Suwannee Valley and inland southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Storm surge may extend far inland along rivers and
      creeks and you may still experience flooding even though you
      are not along the immediate coast. If you are asked to evacuate
      it is because you are in, or near, an area that has been
      identified as being subject to storm surge, please heed the
      advice of emergency management officials! Damage to several
      buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes and beach
      access areas. Strong and numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal northeast Florida.

Elsewhere across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, little to
no impact is anticipated.

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.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish 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 am EDT Thursday, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



542 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine strengthening across the southeastern gulf**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Baker... Nassau...
      Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St. Johns...
      Gilchrist... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Wayne... Atkinson... Ware...
      Pierce... Brantley... Glynn... Echols... Clinch... Charlton...
      and Camden

* storm information:
    - about 500 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to strengthen across the southeastern
Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to move towards the Panhandle
and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday and make landfall Thursday
night into Friday morning. The storm may reach hurricane strength
before making landfall. Tropical storm watches remain in effect for
all of the region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across inland portions of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
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 coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River basin of northeast Florida.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
      Marshes and estuaries will be fully flooded at high tide.
      Populated areas likely to flood include those threatened by
      flooding during strong northeasters or which have flooded
      during past tropical storms.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away 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 midnight tonight, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


542 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine strengthening across the southeastern gulf**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Baker... Nassau...
      Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St. Johns...
      Gilchrist... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Wayne... Atkinson... Ware...
      Pierce... Brantley... Glynn... Echols... Clinch... Charlton...
      and Camden

* storm information:
    - about 500 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to strengthen across the southeastern
Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to move towards the Panhandle
and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday and make landfall Thursday
night into Friday morning. The storm may reach hurricane strength
before making landfall. Tropical storm watches remain in effect for
all of the region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across inland portions of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
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 coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River basin of northeast Florida.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
      Marshes and estuaries will be fully flooded at high tide.
      Populated areas likely to flood include those threatened by
      flooding during strong northeasters or which have flooded
      during past tropical storms.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away 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 midnight tonight, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



542 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine strengthening across the southeastern gulf**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Baker... Nassau...
      Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St. Johns...
      Gilchrist... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Wayne... Atkinson... Ware...
      Pierce... Brantley... Glynn... Echols... Clinch... Charlton...
      and Camden

* storm information:
    - about 500 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to strengthen across the southeastern
Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to move towards the Panhandle
and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday and make landfall Thursday
night into Friday morning. The storm may reach hurricane strength
before making landfall. Tropical storm watches remain in effect for
all of the region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across inland portions of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
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 coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River basin of northeast Florida.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
      Marshes and estuaries will be fully flooded at high tide.
      Populated areas likely to flood include those threatened by
      flooding during strong northeasters or which have flooded
      during past tropical storms.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away 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 midnight tonight, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



542 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine strengthening across the southeastern gulf**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Baker... Nassau...
      Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St. Johns...
      Gilchrist... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Wayne... Atkinson... Ware...
      Pierce... Brantley... Glynn... Echols... Clinch... Charlton...
      and Camden

* storm information:
    - about 500 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to strengthen across the southeastern
Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to move towards the Panhandle
and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday and make landfall Thursday
night into Friday morning. The storm may reach hurricane strength
before making landfall. Tropical storm watches remain in effect for
all of the region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across inland portions of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
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 coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River basin of northeast Florida.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
      Marshes and estuaries will be fully flooded at high tide.
      Populated areas likely to flood include those threatened by
      flooding during strong northeasters or which have flooded
      during past tropical storms.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away 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 midnight tonight, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


542 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine strengthening across the southeastern gulf**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Baker... Nassau...
      Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St. Johns...
      Gilchrist... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Wayne... Atkinson... Ware...
      Pierce... Brantley... Glynn... Echols... Clinch... Charlton...
      and Camden

* storm information:
    - about 500 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to strengthen across the southeastern
Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to move towards the Panhandle
and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday and make landfall Thursday
night into Friday morning. The storm may reach hurricane strength
before making landfall. Tropical storm watches remain in effect for
all of the region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across inland portions of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
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 coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River basin of northeast Florida.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
      Marshes and estuaries will be fully flooded at high tide.
      Populated areas likely to flood include those threatened by
      flooding during strong northeasters or which have flooded
      during past tropical storms.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away 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 midnight tonight, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



542 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm Hermine strengthening across the southeastern gulf**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for
      Hamilton... Suwannee... Columbia... Baker... Nassau...
      Duval... Union... Bradford... Clay... St. Johns...
      Gilchrist... Alachua... Putnam... Marion... Coffee... Jeff
      Davis... Bacon... Appling... Wayne... Atkinson... Ware...
      Pierce... Brantley... Glynn... Echols... Clinch... Charlton...
      and Camden

* storm information:
    - about 500 miles southwest of Jacksonville FL or about 500 miles
      southwest of Waycross GA
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to strengthen across the southeastern
Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to move towards the Panhandle
and Big Bend region of Florida Thursday and make landfall Thursday
night into Friday morning. The storm may reach hurricane strength
before making landfall. Tropical storm watches remain in effect for
all of the region except Flagler County.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across inland portions of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
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 coastal northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River basin of northeast Florida.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across across the rest of northeast Florida.

* 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.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across coastal southeast Georgia. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
      Marshes and estuaries will be fully flooded at high tide.
      Populated areas likely to flood include those threatened by
      flooding during strong northeasters or which have flooded
      during past tropical storms.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away 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
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Jacksonville FL around midnight tonight, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



Tropical Storm Warning
Issued: 11:55 PM EDT Aug. 31, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Tropical Storm Warning in effect...

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm wind conditions are
expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours

* locations affected
    - Pearson
    - Willacoochee

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 65 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: early Friday morning
          until Friday afternoon

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
          strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant wind impacts. Remaining efforts to secure
          properties should now be brought to completion.
        - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in serious injury, or in some cases loss of
          life. Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes
          hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - 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
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: high
        - the flooding rain threat has increased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
          major flooding where peak rainfall totals well exceed
          amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation.
          Rescues and emergency evacuations are likely.
        - To be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of
          extensive flooding rain impacts.
        - Life threatening flooding is possible. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or significant loss of
          life. If flood related watches and warnings are issued,
          heed recommended actions. Poor decisions may result in
          being cut off or needlessly risk lives. If vulnerable,
          relocate to safe shelter on higher ground before flood
          waters arrive.

    - Potential impacts: extensive
        - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
          rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
          multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
          ditches may become dangerous rivers.
          Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed.
        - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
          communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
          washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover
          escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
          moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
          become dangerous. Many Road and bridge closures with some
          weakened or washed out.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - When implementing emergency plans, include a reasonable
          threat for isolated tornadoes.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado
          impacts.
        - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
          shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* For more information:
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/jax/




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