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    Hurricane Irma Local Statement Advisory Number 36

    National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL AL112017
    1248 AM EDT Fri Sep 8 2017

    This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

    **POWERFUL MAJOR HURRICANE IRMA CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS FLORIDA**

    NEW INFORMATION
    ---------------

    * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Coastal Manatee, DeSoto,
    Hardee, Highlands, Inland Charlotte, Inland Lee, Inland
    Manatee, and Inland Sarasota
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch have been issued for
    Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, and Coastal Sarasota

    * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Coastal Manatee, DeSoto,
    Hardee, Highlands, Inland Charlotte, Inland Lee, Inland
    Manatee, and Inland Sarasota
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
    Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, and Coastal Sarasota

    * STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 700 miles east-southeast of Fort Myers FL
    - 21.3N 72.4W
    - Storm Intensity 165 mph
    - Movement West-northwest or 290 degrees at 16 mph

    SITUATION OVERVIEW
    ------------------
    Major Hurricane Irma continues moving west northwest as it approaches the
    southeastern Bahamas tonight, before impacting west central and southwest
    Florida late Saturday and into early Monday. The primary concerns at this
    time are the potential for destructive winds and life-threatening storm surge.
    The main window of concern for Hurricane Irma impacts is late Saturday night
    through Monday afternoon.


    POTENTIAL IMPACTS
    -----------------

    * WIND:
    Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible devastating impacts
    across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof
    and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Damage
    greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations
    may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
    - Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
    roadway signs blown over.
    - Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
    or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways, and access
    routes impassable.
    - Widespread power and communications outages.

    * SURGE:
    Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts across coastal areas of Lee and Charlotte 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 southern Sarasota County.

    * FLOODING RAIN:
    Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
    - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
    Small streams, creeks, canals, 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.


    * TORNADOES:
    Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across west
    central and southwest Florida. 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.

    Elsewhere across West Central and Southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
    ----------------------------------

    * EVACUATIONS:

    For those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a destination
    in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure that you take all
    essential materials from your emergency supplies kit. Let others know where
    you are going and when you intend to arrive.

    For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are inherent
    risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents, and driving in
    bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep roadways open for
    those that are under evacuation orders.

    If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from tropical
    systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being officially
    recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe destination.

    * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
    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.

    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
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    Hurricane Irma Local Statement Advisory Number 37
    National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL AL112017
    600 AM EDT Fri Sep 8 2017

    This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

    **POWERFUL MAJOR HURRICANE IRMA CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS FLORIDA**

    NEW INFORMATION
    ---------------

    * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

    * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Coastal Manatee, DeSoto,
    Hardee, Highlands, Inland Charlotte, Inland Lee, Inland
    Manatee, and Inland Sarasota
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
    Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, and Coastal Sarasota

    * STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 690 miles southeast of Mouth of Tampa Bay FL or about 610
    miles east-southeast of Fort Myers FL
    - 21.7N 73.8W
    - Storm Intensity 155 mph
    - Movement West-northwest or 285 degrees at 16 mph

    SITUATION OVERVIEW
    ------------------

    Major Hurricane Irma continues moving west northwest away from the
    Turks and Caicos Islands toward the southeastern Bahamas this morning.
    The core of the hurricane will then move between the north coast of
    Cuba and the Bahamas during the next day or two, and be near the
    Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning. The
    primary concerns at this time are the potential for destructive winds
    and life-threatening storm surge. The main window of concern for
    Hurricane Irma impacts across West Central and Southwest Florida is
    Sunday through Monday afternoon.

    POTENTIAL IMPACTS
    -----------------

    * WIND:
    Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible devastating impacts
    across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof
    and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Damage
    greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations
    may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
    - Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
    roadway signs blown over.
    - Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
    or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways, and access
    routes impassable.
    - Widespread power and communications outages.

    * SURGE:
    Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts
    across coastal areas of Lee and Charlotte 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 southern Sarasota county.

    * FLOODING RAIN:
    Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
    impacts across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts
    include:
    - Moderate risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall 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.

    * TORNADOES:
    Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
    West Central and Southwest Florida. 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:
    For those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
    destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
    that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
    Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

    If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
    for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
    select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
    not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

    For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
    inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
    and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
    roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

    If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
    tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
    officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
    destination.

    If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
    leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

    Pinellas County: Pinellas County Florida - Emergency Bulletins Page


    * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
    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, 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

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    Hurricane Irma Local Statement Advisory Number 38
    National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL AL112017
    1143 AM EDT Fri Sep 8 2017

    This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

    **POWERFUL MAJOR HURRICANE IRMA CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS FLORIDA**


    NEW INFORMATION
    ---------------

    * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Warning has been issued for Inland Lee
    - A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Coastal Hillsborough,
    Inland Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk
    - The Storm Surge Watch has been upgraded to a Storm Surge
    Warning for Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, and Coastal Sarasota

    * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Coastal Hillsborough,
    Coastal Manatee, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Inland Charlotte,
    Inland Hillsborough, Inland Manatee, Inland Sarasota, Pinellas,
    and Polk
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
    Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, Coastal Sarasota, and Inland Lee

    * STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 610 miles southeast of Mouth of Tampa Bay FL or about 520
    miles southeast of Fort Myers FL
    - 22.0N 75.3W
    - Storm Intensity 150 mph
    - Movement West-northwest or 285 degrees at 14 mph

    SITUATION OVERVIEW
    ------------------

    Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph, and this motion
    is expected to continue for the next day or so with a decrease in
    forward speed. A turn toward the northwest is expected by late
    Saturday. On the forecast track, the eye of Irma should move near the
    north coast of Cuba and the central Bahamas today and Saturday, and be
    near the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning.

    POTENTIAL IMPACTS
    -----------------

    * WIND:
    Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible devastating impacts
    across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof
    and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Damage
    greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations
    may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
    - Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
    roadway signs blown over.
    - Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
    or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways, and access
    routes impassable.
    - Widespread power and communications outages.

    * SURGE:
    Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts
    across Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee 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.

    * FLOODING RAIN:
    Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
    impacts across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts
    include:
    - Moderate risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall 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.

    * TORNADOES:
    Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
    West Central and Southwest Florida. 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:
    For those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
    destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
    that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
    Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

    If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
    for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
    select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
    not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

    For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
    inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
    and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
    roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

    If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
    tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
    officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
    destination.

    If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
    leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

    Pinellas County: Pinellas County Government Home Page
    Hillsborough County: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org
    Polk County: http://www.polk-county.net
    Manatee County: Home
    Hardee County: Welcome
    Desoto County: http://www.desotobocc.com
    Sarasota County: http://www.scgov.net
    Highlands County: http://www.hcbcc.net
    Charlotte County: http://www.charlottecountyfl.gov
    Lee County: http://www.leegov.com

    * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
    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, 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 Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
    warrant.

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    Hurricane Irma Local Statement Advisory Number 38
    National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL AL112017
    1143 AM EDT Fri Sep 8 2017

    This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

    **POWERFUL MAJOR HURRICANE IRMA CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS FLORIDA**


    NEW INFORMATION
    ---------------

    * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Warning has been issued for Inland Lee
    - A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Coastal Hillsborough,
    Inland Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk
    - The Storm Surge Watch has been upgraded to a Storm Surge
    Warning for Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, and Coastal Sarasota

    * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Coastal Hillsborough,
    Coastal Manatee, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Inland Charlotte,
    Inland Hillsborough, Inland Manatee, Inland Sarasota, Pinellas,
    and Polk
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
    Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, Coastal Sarasota, and Inland Lee

    * STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 610 miles southeast of Mouth of Tampa Bay FL or about 520
    miles southeast of Fort Myers FL
    - 22.0N 75.3W
    - Storm Intensity 150 mph
    - Movement West-northwest or 285 degrees at 14 mph

    SITUATION OVERVIEW
    ------------------

    Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph, and this motion
    is expected to continue for the next day or so with a decrease in
    forward speed. A turn toward the northwest is expected by late
    Saturday. On the forecast track, the eye of Irma should move near the
    north coast of Cuba and the central Bahamas today and Saturday, and be
    near the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning.

    POTENTIAL IMPACTS
    -----------------

    * WIND:
    Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible devastating impacts
    across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof
    and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Damage
    greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations
    may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
    - Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
    roadway signs blown over.
    - Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
    or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways, and access
    routes impassable.
    - Widespread power and communications outages.

    * SURGE:
    Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts
    across Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee 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.

    * FLOODING RAIN:
    Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
    impacts across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts
    include:
    - Moderate risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall 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.

    * TORNADOES:
    Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
    West Central and Southwest Florida. 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:
    For those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
    destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
    that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
    Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

    If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
    for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
    select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
    not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

    For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
    inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
    and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
    roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

    If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
    tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
    officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
    destination.

    If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
    leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

    Pinellas County: Pinellas County Government Home Page
    Hillsborough County: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org
    Polk County: http://www.polk-county.net
    Manatee County: Home
    Hardee County: Welcome
    Desoto County: http://www.desotobocc.com
    Sarasota County: http://www.scgov.net
    Highlands County: http://www.hcbcc.net
    Charlotte County: http://www.charlottecountyfl.gov
    Lee County: http://www.leegov.com

    * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
    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, 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 Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions
    warrant.

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    Thanks, @nWo. Has anyone heard from @coldweatherfan? I assume he was up there and intended to come down this week, or early next, to go to the Illinois/USF game on the 15th. Where his home is in Pinellas County is under a mandatory evacuation.

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    I haven't seen him post anything lately.

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    645 PM EDT Fri Sep 8 2017

    ...STORM SURGE WATCH IN EFFECT...
    ...HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

    A Storm Surge Watch means life-threatening inundation levels are
    possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

    * LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Tampa
    - Apollo Beach
    - Westchase

    * WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Cat 2 Hurricane force wind
    - Peak Wind Forecast: 80-100 mph with gusts to 90 mph
    - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Sunday afternoon
    until Monday afternoon
    - Window for Hurricane force winds: Sunday evening until
    early Monday morning

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Extreme
    - The wind threat has increased from the previous assessment.
    - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
    major hurricane force wind greater than 110 mph of
    equivalent Category 3 intensity or higher.
    - To be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of
    devastating to catastrophic wind impacts. Efforts should
    now be underway to secure all properties.
    - Extremely dangerous and life-threatening wind is possible.
    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury,
    loss of life, or immense human suffering.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Devastating to Catastrophic
    - Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete
    roof and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile
    homes. Damage greatly accentuated by large airborne
    projectiles. Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or
    months.
    - Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences
    and roadway signs blown over.
    - Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within
    urban or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways,
    and access routes impassable.
    - Widespread power and communications outages.

    * STORM SURGE
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Life-threatening storm surge possible
    - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 2-4 feet
    above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
    - Window of concern: early Sunday evening until early Monday
    afternoon

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
    - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
    previous assessment.
    - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
    dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
    ground.
    - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
    significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
    efforts should now be underway.
    - Life-threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
    evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
    Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
    decisions may needlessly risk lives.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
    - 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.

    * FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
    - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 4-8 inches, with locally
    higher amounts

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
    - The flooding rain threat has increased from the previous
    assessment.
    - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
    moderate flooding where peak rainfall totals notably exceed
    amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation.
    Rescues and emergency evacuations are possible.
    - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
    significant flooding rain impacts.
    - Dangerous flooding is possible. Failure to take action may
    result in serious injury or loss of life. If flood related
    watches and warnings are issued, 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:
    - Situation is favorable for tornadoes

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
    - The tornado threat has increased from the previous
    assessment.
    - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
    scattered tornadoes, with a few possibly strong in
    intensity.
    - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
    significant tornado impacts.
    - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
    shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
    - The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the
    execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - Several places may experience tornado damage with a few
    spots of considerable damage, power loss, and
    communications failures.
    - Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
    homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped
    or uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed
    about. Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

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    Hurricane Irma Local Statement Advisory Number 39
    National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL AL112017
    708 PM EDT Fri Sep 8 2017

    This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

    ..HURRICANE AND STORM SURGE WATCHES AND WARNINGS EXTENDED
    NORTHWARD ALONG THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...


    NEW INFORMATION
    ---------------

    * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Coastal Citrus, Coastal
    Hernando, Coastal Levy, Coastal Pasco, Inland Citrus, Inland
    Hernando, Inland Levy, Inland Pasco, and Sumter
    - A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for Coastal Hillsborough
    and Pinellas
    - The Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning
    and a Storm Surge Watch have been issued for Coastal Manatee
    - The Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning
    for Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, Coastal Sarasota, DeSoto,
    Hardee, Highlands, Inland Charlotte, Inland Lee, Inland
    Manatee, and Inland Sarasota

    * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Coastal Citrus, Coastal
    Hernando, Coastal Levy, Coastal Pasco, Inland Citrus, Inland
    Hernando, Inland Hillsborough, Inland Levy, Inland Pasco, Polk,
    and Sumter
    - A Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Watch are in effect for
    Coastal Manatee
    - A Hurricane Warning is in effect for DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands,
    Inland Charlotte, Inland Manatee, and Inland Sarasota
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
    Coastal Hillsborough and Pinellas
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
    Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, Coastal Sarasota, and Inland Lee

    * STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 540 miles southeast of Mouth of Tampa Bay FL or about 460
    miles southeast of Fort Myers FL
    - 22.1N 76.5W
    - Storm Intensity 155 mph
    - Movement West or 280 degrees at 12 mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Thanks, @nWo. Has anyone heard from @coldweatherfan? I assume he was up there and intended to come down this week, or early next, to go to the Illinois/USF game on the 15th. Where his home is in Pinellas County is under a mandatory evacuation.
    Everryrhing is as protected as it can be.

    Prepared for the worst, praying for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldweatherfan View Post
    Everryrhing is as protected as it can be.

    Prepared for the worst, praying for the best.
    Prayers from my family to yours.

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