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Tropical Depression Nate Local Statement Advisory Number 17
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL AL162017
1117 AM EDT Sun Oct 8 2017 /1017 AM CDT Sun Oct 8 2017/


...NATE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...
...ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED...

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None

* STORM INFORMATION: - About 230 miles north-northwest of PANAMA CITY - 33.1N 87.3W - Storm Intensity 35 mph - Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 24 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Nate has weakened to a tropical depression and all tropical storm warnings across the area have been cancelled. Breezy conditions are expected to continue this afternoon across the Florida Panhandle and Southeast Alabama before winds subside tonight.

Minor coastal flooding is expected to continue through the high tide cycle this evening with water levels returning to near normal levels by Monday afternoon.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE: Little additional impacts are anticipated at this time in the Florida Panhandle through the next high tide on Sunday evening. Refer to the coastal flood advisory for more information.

* TORNADOES: Additional impacts from tornadoes are still a concern across the Florida Panhandle and Southeast Alabama through this afternoon.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: There is a high risk of rip currents along Florida Panhandle and Big Bend Beaches through tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chain saws and axes. Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. Use these tools according to operating manuals and safety instruction. Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roof tops can be especially challenging. If you are not in good health or unsure about what you are doing, have someone else with tree cutting experience do the job. Never cut trees without a partner.

If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following instructions by the manufacturer. Make sure that the generator is run in a well ventilated space.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement issued by the National Weather Service in Tallahassee FL regarding the effects Tropical Depression Nate on the forecast area.

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