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Tropical Storm Irma Local Statement Advisory Number 50
National Weather Service Miami FL  AL112017
1125 AM EDT Mon Sep 11 2017

This product covers SOUTH FLORIDA

**IRMA DEPARTS SOUTH 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 360 miles north-northwest of Miami FL or about 300 miles 
      north-northwest of Naples FL
    - 30.3N 83.1W
    - Storm Intensity 65 mph
    - Movement North-northwest or 340 degrees at 17 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Irma is moving over northern Florida. Breezy
conditions are possible through the day, particularly over the waters
in and around South Florida, including Lake Okeechobee.

Interests in South Florida need to remain cautious after the storm.
Stay away from evacuated areas and off the roads until it is safe to
move around.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Flooding of streets on barrier islands and near the intracoastal
waterway could cause local street closures.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
A high risk of Rip Currents will remain along the beaches of South
Florida.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. Listen for the all-
clear signal from local authorities.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Be a good neighbor and check on those living next to you.

Those who rode out the storm away from their home or business are 
likely anxious to return. However, allow some time for work crews to 
make a clear path for emergency vehicles. Downed power lines and 
trees may be blocking roads and flood waters may have washed out or 
overspread sections of key travel routes. Traffic lights may also be 
out of service.

Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
give the All-Clear signal.

Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities simply to observe 
storm damage. Sightseers can interfere with the timeliness of 
rescuers and first responders to needlessly jeopardize lives.

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.

Do not wade through flood waters. Dangerous wildlife, contaminants, 
and active power lines are all potential threats.

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 Miami FL regarding the 
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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RAG/KScharf