Hurricane Warning

Last Updated: 08:09 AM. Monday, Sep 11, 2017 EDT

Until 05:53 AM. Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

FLZ040-111800- /O.CON.KJAX.HU.W.1011.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ Marion- 553 AM EDT Mon Sep 11 2017 ...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Ocala * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Cat 1 Hurricane force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 55-75 mph with gusts to 95 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until late this afternoon - Window for Hurricane force winds: until this morning - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: High - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Remain braced against the reasonable threat for hurricane force wind of 74 to 110 mph of equivalent Category 1 to 2 intensity. - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on protecting life. Properties remain subject to extensive wind impacts. - Now is the time to urgently hide from the wind. Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of life. Remain sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate - The flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - Emergency considerations should include a threat of flooding. - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain impacts. - If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed recommended actions. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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, 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. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Tornado Watch is in effect - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - The tornado threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical tornadoes. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - $$

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