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Watches, Warning & Advisories
06/21/17 11:28 AM
There is a High Risk of Rip Currents for Franklin County. Please stay out of the water. Always pay attention to the Beach Warning Flags.
06/20/17 4:30 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN BIG BEND OF FLORIDA…
* UNTIL 1045 AM EDT * AT 959 AM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR
ST GEORGE ISLAND, MOVING NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH.
SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.
IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR
DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.
* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR… APALACHICOLA AROUND 940 AM CDT.
OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE APALACHICOLA AIRPORT AND SAINT GEORGE
TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID
WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS, IN A MOBILE HOME, OR IN A VEHICLE, MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS
6/19/17 6:30 pm EDT While the center of Potential Tropical Cyclone 3 is headed further west, most of the rainfall is on the eastern side of the system. The main threat for our area will be heavy rainfall and flooding. Widespread totals will be 4-6 inches but some areas could see 8-12 inches of rain. Remember to never drive into flood waters! Franklin County Residents: We are asking that all citizens who live along the coastline or are prone to surge flooding to start making preparations. This includes but is not limited to:
1. Secure yard items such as chairs, umbrellas, etc. Anything that can float off.
2. Secure Boats and Vehicles – This includes moving to higher ground.
3. Make sure your disaster kit is ready and accessible.
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Invest 93L Date: 06/19/17Time: 12:00 pmSummary: As of 9:00 AM Gulf Invest Area 93L remains somewhat disorganized near the Yucatan Peninsula. The system will gradually move north into the southern Gulf of Mexico today where it will have an opportunity to organize into a tropical system. The National Hurricane Center is predicting an 80% chance that it becomes a tropical storm within the next 2 days. A Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance is scheduled to fly into the system this afternoon. Computer models are gradually getting into better agreement on the eventual track of this system, but are still prone to error due to a lack of a defined center of circulation. The range of possibilities now lies between east-central Texas and southeast Louisiana. However, environmental conditions will become increasingly unfavorable and limited intensification is forecast to occur. The next names on the 2017 Atlantic Storm name list is Bret and Cindy. Florida Outlook: Regardless of track and intensity, the main threat from 93L will be the potential for very heavy rainfall, especially in the Tuesday through Thursday timeframe this week. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4” are expected along the Florida Panhandle, with locally higher amounts possible, especially if the system moves closer to the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Flood or Flash Flood Watches may be issued later today. Increased wave heights of 4-8’ are also expected along the Panhandle coast and may lead to minor coastal flooding at times of high tide on Tuesday and Wednesday along with a high risk of rip currents. Tides: CLICK HERE FOR TIDESWe are asking that all citizens who live along the coastline or are prone to surge flooding to take precautionary measures. This includes but is not limited to:
- Secure yard items such as chairs, umbrellas, etc.
- Secure Boats and Vehicles – This includes moving to higher ground.
- Make sure your disaster kit is ready and accessible.
- Do Not Drive Cars Through Flooded Areas. If you see Flood Waters…..REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN.
Please monitor the weather closely for the next several days.
There is an elevated risk of Rip Current for the next several days. Please Use Caution!
Franklin County Emergency Management continues to monitor this storm closely. If you have any questions:
- Visit our website at franklinemergencymanagement.com
- Sign up for Alert Franklin.
- Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page for updates
- You are also welcome to contact us at 850-653-8977.
Emergency Management Director
- High Surf Advisory/Coastal Flood Advisory
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN- 458 PM EDT MON JUN 19 2017 /358 PM CDT MON JUN 19
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ TUESDAY TO 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ THURSDAY… …HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING… …COASTAL FLOOD
ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ TUESDAY TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ WEDNESDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT
/1 AM CDT/ TUESDAY TO 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ THURSDAY. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ TUESDAY TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ WEDNESDAY. IN
ADDITION, A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK HAS BEEN ISSUED. THIS HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM
CDT/ TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
* COASTAL FLOODING…1 TO 2 FEET OF INUNDATION ALONG THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND
* WAVES AND SURF…6 TO 9 FEET
* TIMING…TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
* IMPACTS…MINOR COASTAL EROSION AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA…PRODUCING LOCALIZED
BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW
AREAS ALONG THE SHORE. THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT
LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR…AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.
HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS…BEACH PATROL FLAGS…AND SIGNS BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP
CURRENT DO NOT SWIM AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT
ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED
- Flash Flood Watch
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-NORTH WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND
BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF- INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-LIBERTY-INLAND WAKULLA-SOUTH WALTON- COASTAL
BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL WAKULLA-CLAYDOUGHERTY-
EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-SEMINOLE-DECATUR-GRADY- THOMAS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BATTENS
CROSSROADS, ENTERPRISE, ENTERPRISE MUNICIPAL A/P, KEYTON, ASBURY, BEAMON, BLACKWELL FIELD A/P, BROWNS
CROSSROADS, DALEVILLE, DILL, EWELL, FORT RUCKER, MABSON, OZARK, BLACKWOOD, HEADLAND, HEADLAND MUNICIPAL
A/P, ABBEVILLE, ABBEVILLE MUNICIPAL A/P, LAWRENCEVILLE, SCREAMER, GENEVA, GENEVA MUNICIPAL A/P, FADETTE,
HARTFORD, GANER, HACODA, LOGAN FIELD MUNICIPAL A/P, DOTHAN, ASHFORD, COTTONWOOD, ALPINE HEIGHTS, ARGYLE,
CENTER RIDGE, CLUSTER SPRINGS, DE FUNIAK SPRING AIRPORT, DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, GLENDALE, EUCHEEANNA, PLEASANT
RIDGE, BARKER STORE, LEONIA, NEW HOPE, BONIFAY, HOLMES COUNTY AIRPORT, COBB CROSSROADS, CRYSTAL LAKE,
POPLAR HEAD, CHIPLEY, CHIPLEY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, ORANGE HILL, FIVE POINTS, MARIANNA, SIMSVILLE, RICHTER
CROSSROADS, BROWNTOWN, GRACEVILLE, MALONE, SNEADS, BENNETT, ECONFINA, NIXON, YOUNGSTOWN, ABE SPRINGS,
BLOUNTSTOWN, CLARKSVILLE, DURHAM, FRINK, MARYSVILLE, SCOTTS FERRY, HOWARD CREEK, DALKEITH, HONEYVILLE,
WEWAHITCHKA, BEVERLY, BUCK SIDING, FORT GADSDEN, MORGAN PLACE, LITTMAN, QUINCY, QUINCY AIRPORT, SANTA
CLARA, WETUMPKA, CHATTAHOOCHEE, HARDIN HEIGHTS, BRADFORDVILLE, CAPITOLA, CHAIRES, CHAIRES CROSSROADS,
KILLEARN ESTATES, KILLEARN LAKES, MACLAY STATE GARDENS, TALLAHASSEE, SWEETWATER, BETHEL, HILLIARDVILLE,
WAKULLA SPRINGS, SANDESTIN, SANTA ROSA BEACH, TURQUOISE BEACH, BUNKER, FREEPORT, PORTLAND, PORT
WASHINGTON, PANAMA CITY, CALLAWAY, CAIRO, LYNN HAVEN, SOUTHPORT, VICKSBURG, MAGNOLIA BEACH, OAK GROVE,
ODENA, PORT ST. JOE, WHITE CITY, BEACON HILL, OVERSTREET, SAINT JOE BEACH, APALACHICOLA, APALACHICOLA AIRPORT,
BAY CITY, TILTON, CREELS, HAYS PLACE, HIGH BLUFF, BUCKHORN, MEDART, PANACEA, SOPCHOPPY, PORT LEON, SAINT
MARKS, SPRING CREEK, BAGBY STATE PARK, DAYS CROSSROADS, FORT GAINES, JONES CROSSING, MOORES CROSSROADS,
PECAN, RICKS PLACE, ARLINGTON, COMMISSARY HILL, CORDRAYS MILL, DICKEY, MORGAN, WILLIAMSBURG, EDISON, ALBANY,
EAST ALBANY, LOCKETT CROSSING, PRETORIA, SOUTHWEST GA REGIONAL A/P, TURNER CITY, WALKER, DOUGLASVILLE,
BLAKELY, CENTERVILLE, CUBA, EARLY CO A/P, MAYHAW, BABCOCK, BELLVIEW, BOYKIN, COLQUITT, COOKTOWN, ELMODEL
WMA, HAWKINSTOWN, HOGGARD MILL, NEWTON, RED STORE CROSSROADS, IVEYS MILL, MILFORD, BRANCHVILLE, CAMILLA,
MITCHELL CO A/P, COTTON, PELHAM, DAVIS PARK, DONALDSONVILLE A/P, DONALSONVILLE, LITTLE HOPE, RIVERTURN,
FAIRCHILD, SEMINOLE STATE PARK, AUSMAC, BAINBRIDGE, DECATUR CO A/P, HANOVER, LYNN, STEINHAM STORE, WEST
BAINBRIDGE, BEACHTON, CAPEL, ELPINO, GRADY CO A/P, MONCRIEF, PINE PARK, DILLON, METCALF, PASCO, AND
THOMASVILLE 353 PM EDT MON JUN 19 2017 /253 PM CDT MON JUN 19 2017/ …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALABAMA, THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE, CENTRAL AND WESTERN BIG
BEND OF FLORIDA, AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA.
* FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING
* WIDESPREAD EXPECTED AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WEST OF THE APALACHICOLA RIVER; 1 TO 3 INCHES EAST OF THE
* REASONABLE WORST CASE: RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WEST OF THE APALACHICOLA RIVER,
PARTICULARLY FROM PANAMA CITY WESTWARD. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE, GENERALLY WEST OF
A LINE FROM TALLAHASSEE TO ALBANY.
* ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE, PARTICULARLY IN LOW LYING AREAS AND IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. THE GREATEST
RISK FOR LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING EXISTS IN URBAN AREAS AND NEAR SMALL STREAMS WHICH RISE RAPIDLY IN
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A
VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED