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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 10:08 PM CDT on May 25, 2018


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

**alberto still moving slowly over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.**


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 740 miles south of Panama City or about 710 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 85.7w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 5 mph

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

Subtropical storm Alberto continues to drift east in the western
Caribbean at this hour. A turn to the north is expected overnight,
with Alberto entering the Gulf Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters as early as
late Saturday night, 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 6 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 locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief 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 remainder of 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

* 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 5 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1108 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /1008 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

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

**alberto still moving slowly over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.**


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 740 miles south of Panama City or about 710 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 85.7w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 5 mph

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

Subtropical storm Alberto continues to drift east in the western
Caribbean at this hour. A turn to the north is expected overnight,
with Alberto entering the Gulf Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters as early as
late Saturday night, 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 6 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 locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief 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 remainder of 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

* 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 5 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


546 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /446 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

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 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. 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 the Panhandle of Florida. 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 southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* 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 remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area 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.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

* 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 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



546 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /446 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

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 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. 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 the Panhandle of Florida. 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 southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* 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 remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area 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.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

* 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 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


546 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /446 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

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 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. 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 the Panhandle of Florida. 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 southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* 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 remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area 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.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

* 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 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


546 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /446 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

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 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. 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 the Panhandle of Florida. 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 southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* 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 remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area 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.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

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

* 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 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning
California - Record Report
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
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Georgia - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory
Maryland - Coastal Flood Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Minnesota - Record Report
Mississippi - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch
Missouri - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
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Nevada -
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
New York - Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
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Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Vermont - Special Statement
Washington - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Record Report
Wyoming - Areal Flood Advisory

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