Franklin County Emergency Management Alert
06/017/2021 11:45 AM – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Bay of Campeche Low – Invest 92 L is producing widespread but disorganized cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms. This system is expected to move northward, and a tropical or subtropical depression is likely to form over the west-central Gulf of Mexico tonight or early Friday. Regardless of development, most of the storms are on the east side and heavy rains could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast (including the Panhandle) through the weekend. Isolated tornadoes will be possible in the outer bands.
BEACHES – Please pay close attention to Beach flags. There is an elevated risk of Rip Current for the next several days. Large and dangerous surf is possible at area beaches.
All citizens who live along the coastline and Barrier Islands, in low lying areas and in river areas that are prone to surge or flooding from tidal surge, Take Precautionary Measures.
Although western side of Franklin County will have a greater impact, Alligator Point Road has the possibility of erosion due to storm surge and wave action. Please 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 if needed.
- 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.
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