Tropical Storm Watch

Published 6:54 pm Friday, October 6, 2017

A Tropical Storm Watch was issued at 4:14 p.m.at Oct. 6, Friday which means tropical storm wind conditions are possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours. * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Fort Deposit - Hayneville * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Sunday morning until Sunday afternoon - 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: 3-5 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 somewhat favorable for tornadoes - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - When implementing emergency plans, include a reasonable threat for isolated tornadoes. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado impacts. - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to shelter quickly if a tornado approaches. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://ready.gov/hurricanes

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