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Tropical Storm Irma Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 50A
National Weather Service Melbourne FL  AL112017
233 PM EDT Mon Sep 11 2017

This product covers EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA

**WINDS CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE AS IRMA WEAKENS AND MOVES AWAY**
**ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS DISCONTINUED FOR THE AREA**

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 210 miles northwest of Orlando FL or about 290 miles 
      northwest of Vero Beach FL
    - 30.8N 83.6W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement North-northwest or 340 degrees at 17 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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At 2 PM EDT, all tropical storm warnings for east central Florida have
been discontinued. 

Initial reports indicate substantial wind damage and flooding in
numerous locations across east central Florida. Due to widespread heavy
rains between 6 to 10" (locally higher), several rivers and streams are
running high across parts of the area. Standing water over some
roadways and along the banks of creeks and streams will remain a
concern over the next day or two. 

Residents and visitors should remain cautious after the storm, and
continue to follow the advise of local officials. 

This is the final Hurricane Local Statement that will be issued by the
National Weather Service Forecast Office in Melbourne, Florida. For 
weather information for the east central Florida area, visit 
www.weather.gov/melbourne. The latest information on Irma can be found 
on the National Hurricane Center's website at www.nhc.noaa.gov. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across east central
Florida. 

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Continued high surf will combine with significant beach erosion from
Hurricane Irma to produce potential for minor coastal flooding around
the time of high tide this afternoon and again overnight tonight.  

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:
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 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.

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 Irma...this will be the last local statement issued 
by the National Weather Service in Melbourne FL regarding the effects 
of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$

Ulrich