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Tropical Storm Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 19
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL  AL142018
528 AM EDT Thu Oct 11 2018

This product covers Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia

**TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL ACCELERATING NORTHEASTWARD AND WEAKENING 
OVER EASTERN GEORGIA** 

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 170 miles north-northwest of Brunswick GA
    - 33.5N 82.5W
    - Storm Intensity 50 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 21 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Michael has moved to the northeast of the area and is
gradually weakening early this morning. Wind gusts over southeast
Georgia will be in the 30 to 35 mph range through sunrise. Improving 
conditions can be expected this morning. 


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.
    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind 
      impacts accordingly.
    - Emergency work crews are restoring essential community 
      infrastructure as necessary.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened 
trees and/or power lines, collapse damaged structures, or cause 
flying debris.

Remain safely sheltered until conditions improve. When going outside 
be sure to stay away from downed power lines and hazardous debris.

Check on your neighbors. If necessary, help them connect with their 
points of contact.

Do not go up on your roof until the weather conditions are safe. 
Ladders can be slippery in the rain and unexpected wind gusts can 
blow you off the roof.

When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chainsaws and axes. 
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. 
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roofs or power lines can 
be especially dangerous. If you are not in good health or unsure 
about what you are doing, have someone with tree cutting experience 
do the job. Never cut trees without a partner.

If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following 
instructions provided by the manufacturer. Operate your generator in 
a well-ventilated space outside of your living area and away from 
open doors and windows.


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

$$

Nelson