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Tropical Storm Watch in Effect

image4The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for our area.

A Tropical Storm Watch means Tropical storm wind conditions are possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* WEST ALABAMA COUNTIES AFFECTED
Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Sumter, Perry, Marengo, Hale, Greene, Jefferson, Dallas, Choctaw

* WIND
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
– Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
– To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant wind impacts. Remaining efforts to secure
properties should now be brought to completion.
– Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in injury. Move to safe shelter before the wind
becomes hazardous.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant

* FLOODING RAIN
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher
amounts

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
– Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
– To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
rain impacts.
– Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

* TORNADO
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
– Emergency plans 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

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://ready.gov/hurricanes

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