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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 4:14 AM CDT on May 26, 2018

Expires 1:15 PM EDT on May 26, 2018


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

**alberto moving northward toward the southern Gulf of mexico**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 700 miles south of Panama City or about 680 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.9n 85.6w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 15 degrees at 7 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto has turned northward this morning and is
moving toward the southern Gulf of Mexico at this hour. Alberto will
emerge into the Gulf later this afternoon. Tropical storm force winds
and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters as early as overnight
Saturday, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the day on
Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain, which could
yield flooding across the region. Coastal flooding and low-end tropical
storm force wind damage will also be threats. The greatest threat for
flooding will be in the Florida Panhandle where 4 to 8 inches of rain
are possible. Isolated higher totals will be possible, especially under
any training rainbands. Coastal flooding is most likely along Franklin
and Wakulla counties with 2 to 4 feet of inundation possible.
Depending on track variations these amounts could be realized anywhere
across The Big Bend and Panhandle coast. At this time tropical storm
force winds or gusts will be most likely across the northeast Gulf and
coastal Panhandle of Florida. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible
on Sunday as outer bands from Alberto arrive.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across Florida Panhandle and Big Bend, as well as southeastern
Alabama and southwestern 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. 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. 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 the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle coast.

Elsewhere across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama
and southwestern Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern
Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama and
southwestern Georgia.

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

* evacuations:

Watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* 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 Tallahassee FL around 11 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


514 am EDT Sat may 26 2018 /414 am CDT Sat may 26 2018/

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

**alberto moving northward toward the southern Gulf of mexico**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 700 miles south of Panama City or about 680 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.9n 85.6w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 15 degrees at 7 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto has turned northward this morning and is
moving toward the southern Gulf of Mexico at this hour. Alberto will
emerge into the Gulf later this afternoon. Tropical storm force winds
and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters as early as overnight
Saturday, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the day on
Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain, which could
yield flooding across the region. Coastal flooding and low-end tropical
storm force wind damage will also be threats. The greatest threat for
flooding will be in the Florida Panhandle where 4 to 8 inches of rain
are possible. Isolated higher totals will be possible, especially under
any training rainbands. Coastal flooding is most likely along Franklin
and Wakulla counties with 2 to 4 feet of inundation possible.
Depending on track variations these amounts could be realized anywhere
across The Big Bend and Panhandle coast. At this time tropical storm
force winds or gusts will be most likely across the northeast Gulf and
coastal Panhandle of Florida. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible
on Sunday as outer bands from Alberto arrive.

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

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across Florida Panhandle and Big Bend, as well as southeastern
Alabama and southwestern 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.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. 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. 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 the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle coast.

Elsewhere across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama
and southwestern Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern
Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama and
southwestern Georgia.

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

* evacuations:

Watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* 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 Tallahassee FL around 11 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Wind Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Areal Flood Watch , Storm Surge Watch , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Storm Surge Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Kentucky - Record Report
Louisiana - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Massachusetts - Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Flood Warning , Record Report
Minnesota - Record Report
Mississippi - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Record Report
Nevada -
New Mexico - Fire Weather Warning
New York - Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Vermont - Special Statement
Virginia - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch
Washington - Flood Warning
West Virginia - Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Record Report
Wyoming - Areal Flood Advisory

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