Franklin County Emergency Management Alerts
05/26/18 7:00 PM
Subtropical Storm Alberto is moving North across the Southern Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds near 40mph. Alberto is expected to strengthen to a strong tropical storm by Sunday afternoon. There is uncertainty with the northwestward turn. Storm motion may become erratic on Monday prior to landfall.
Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Franklin County. The potential for sustained tropical storm force winds across the Florida panhandle continues to increase and could arrive as soon as midday Sunday but are more likely by Sunday evening. The primary concern continues to be the threat for heavy rainfall, which will cause flash flooding. Tornado potential will increase across the region starting Sunday and continuing through Monday.
A Storm Surge watch is in effect for the entire coastal area with the possibility of life threatening inundation along the immediate coast. Storm surge potential is greatest Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon (2-4 ft. above ground). Elevated water levels may continue through the high tide cycle Tuesday.
Storm total rainfall forecast valid Tonight through Tuesday is 3-6 in. (Locally, most rain will occur Sunday and Monday). A flash flood watch is now in effect for Franklin County until 8:00 am ET Tuesday Morning.
Tornado potential will increase across the region starting Sunday and continue through Monday.
The following are the HIGH Tides for Franklin County:
|Location||Date||Time||Height Ft||Time||Height Ft|
|Bald Point||05/26/18||1:37 AM||2.5||1:28 PM||3.1|
|05/27/18||2:26 AM||2.6||2:02 PM||3.2|
|05/28/18||3:08 AM||2.7||2:34 PM||3.3|
|05/29/18||3:46 AM||2.8||3:03 PM||3.3|
|Alligator Point||05/26/18||12:56 AM||2.2||12:47 PM||2.8|
|05/27/18||1:45 AM||2.3||1:21 PM||2.9|
|05/28/18||2:27 AM||2.4||1:53 PM||2.9|
|05/29/18||3:05 AM||2.5||2:22 PM||2.9|
|Carrabelle||05/26/18||2:06 AM||1.9||12:35 PM||2.4|
|05/27/18||3:13 AM||2.1||12:57 PM||2.6|
|05/28/18||4:08 AM||2.2||1:20 PM||2.6|
|05/29/18||4:55 AM||2.2||1:46 PM||2.7|
|Turkey Point||05/26/18||12:48 AM||2.3||12:39 PM||2.9|
|05/27/18||1:37 AM||2.4||1:13 PM||3.0|
|05/28/18||2:19 AM||2.5||1:45 PM||3.0|
|05/29/18||2:57 AM||2.6||2:14 PM||3.0|
|Dog Island||05/26/18||1:38 AM||2.1||12:07 PM||2.6|
|05/27/18||2:45 AM||2.2||12:29 PM||2.8|
|05/28/18||3:40 AM||2.4||12:52 PM||2.8|
|05/29/18||4:27 AM||2.4||1:18 PM||2.9|
|St. George||05/26/18||1:29 AM||1.4||11:58 AM||1.7|
|Island||05/27/18||2:36 AM||1.5||12:20 PM||1.8|
|05/28/18||3:31 AM||1.6||12:43 PM||1.8|
|05/29/18||4:18 AM||1.6||1:09 PM||1.9|
|Cat Point||05/26/18||2:51 AM||1.3||1:20 PM||1.6|
|05/27/18||3:58 AM||1.4||1:42 PM||1.7|
|05/28/18||4:53 AM||1.5||2:05 PM||1.7|
|05/29/18||5:40 AM||1.5||2:31 PM||1.8|
|Apalachicola||05/26/18||3:31 AM||1.2||2:00 PM||1.5|
|05/27/18||4:38 AM||1.3||2:22 PM||1.6|
|05/28/18||5:33 AM||1.4||2:45 PM||1.6|
|05/29/18||6:20 AM||1.4||3:11 PM||1.7|
|West Pass||05/26/18||3:04 AM||1.0||1:33 PM||1.3|
|05/27/18||4:11 AM||1.1||1:55 PM||1.4|
|05/28/18||5:06 AM||1.2||2:18 PM||1.4|
|05/29/18||5:53 AM||1.2||2:44 PM||1.5|
We are asking that all citizens who live along the coastline or are prone to surge or flooding to take precautionary measures. This includes but is not limited to:
- Secure yard items such as chairs, umbrellas,
- Secure Boats and Vehicles – This includes moving to higher
- Make sure your disaster kit is ready and
- 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
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- Call our Hotline at 850-653-8977