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TROPICAL STORM COLIN LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL AL032016
534 AM EDT TUE JUN 7 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

**ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS DISCONTINUED FOR THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA**

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 220 MILES NORTHEAST OF CEDAR KEY FL - 31.6N 80.6W - STORM INTENSITY 50 MPH - MOVEMENT NORTHEAST OR 50 DEGREES AT 31 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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TROPICAL STORM COLIN HAS MOVED OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST AND CONTINUES TO MOVE RAPIDLY AWAY FROM FLORIDA.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND: LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

* SURGE: LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

* FLOODING RAIN: LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

* TORNADOES: LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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WHEN INSPECTING DAMAGE, USE FLASHLIGHTS RATHER THAN CANDLES OR FLAMED LIGHTING. BE AWARE OF SPARKS THAT CAN IGNITE LEAKING GAS OR OTHER FLAMMABLES.

DO NOT GO UP ON YOUR ROOF UNTIL THE RAIN AND STRONG WINDS HAVE SUBSIDED. LADDERS CAN BE SLIPPERY IN THE RAIN AND UNEXPECTED WIND GUSTS CAN BLOW YOU OFF OF THE ROOF. DO NOT RISK BODILY HARM IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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.

PROBLEMS WITH SEWER BACKUPS CAN FURTHER CONTAMINATE STANDING FLOOD WATERS. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. ALSO, LISTEN FOR BOIL WATER ALERTS RELATIVE TO COMMUNITIES WHOSE TAP WATER MAY HAVE BECOME NON-POTABLE.

* 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 TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.

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