Franklin County Emergency Management Alert
11:00am (7/10/2019) Click Here For Graphics
The @NHC_Atlantic has issued Advisory 1 on potential tropical cyclone 2. This system is moving AWAY from our area, and the only impacts expected over the next couple of days are isolated heavy rainfall, hazardous boating conditions, rough seas, and a high risk of rip currents! Please visit www.weather.gov/tae for more information!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEATHER ADVISORY
Date: 7/9/2019 – Time: 1:00 pm
A broad low pressure system located over the eastern Florida Panhandle is producing disorganized shower activity. The low is forecast to move southward to southwestward and emerge over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico later today. Once the system is over water, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for tropical cyclone formation, and a tropical depression is likely to develop by late Wednesday or Thursday while the system moves westward across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of whether or not a tropical cyclone forms, this system has the potential to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week. For more information about the rainfall threat, please see products issued by your local weather forecast office and the NOAA Weather Prediction Center. Interests along the Gulf Coast from the Upper Texas coast to the western Florida peninsula should monitor the progress of this system. * Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent.
Due to this low pressure system we are reminding all residents and visitors to be aware of the following:
- Franklin County will experience Heavy Rainfall continuing through Saturday.
- Wednesday – Thursday expect 3-4 foot wave action. Rough Surf is expected.
- Flooded Streets are probable – Be Aware of your surroundings.
Franklin County Emergency Management will be monitoring this low pressure system as well as the Apalachicola, Ochlockonee and Crooked River very closely. Streams and ditches are already full. Franklin County Emergency Management urges residents to use extreme caution in relation to flooding.
- Franklin County residents should be vigilant in monitoring all river activity and be prepared to take action in the event of a Flood Watch or Warning.
- Residents on and near the river as well as low lying areas and coastal properties should continue to monitor information being distributed from Franklin County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
- Remember if you encounter flooded roads to Turn Around, Do Not Drown.
- Be sure you are signed up for Alert Franklin by visiting our website at franklinemergencymanagement.com
07/09/19 11:30 AM Special Marine Warning
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