Hurricane Michael - October 10 Morning Update

We are now under a Tropical Storm Warning.


-- Rainfall amounts expected to average 2 to 5 inches
-- We are at risk for fast developing tornadoes
-- Tropical storm force winds are expected to begin Thursday morning
-- Sustained winds of 25 to 45 MPH are possible
-- Wind gusts could range from 35 to 60 MPH

-- Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding for some locations.
-- Rainfall amounts are forecast to average 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts possible.
-- Properties that suffered roof damage from Florence should be secured with tarps to prepare for heavy rainfall and the possibility of tropical storm force winds.
-- Secure any loose objects such as garbage cans, lawn furniture, etc.
-- The ground is already saturated with water in many areas and it will not take as much wind to topple weakened trees, which could cause additional power outages, damage to properties, damage to cars parked under or near them, etc.
-- Coastal flooding of 2 to 3 feet above ground level inundation is possible, especially with each high tide. The highest risk for storm surge will occur Thursday. Vulnerable low spots along the beaches or locations where the shoreline was weakened from Florence are at the greatest risk.

-- Some tornadoes are possible as well, especially during Thursday. Be prepared to seek shelter if Tornado Warnings are issued for your location.

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