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Tropical Depression Fred Local Statement Advisory Number 18
National Weather Service Miami FL  AL062021
1112 PM EDT Fri Aug 13 2021

This product covers South Florida

**Tropical Storm Watch 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 210 miles south of Miami FL or about 250 miles 
      south-southeast of Naples FL
    - 22.7N 80.6W
    - Storm Intensity 35 mph
    - Movement West or 280 degrees at 12 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Depression Fred is moving west-northwest over central Cuba 
this evening and is forecast to move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico 
by Saturday.

* Do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as 
  flooding rain, gusty winds, and tornadoes can extend well away 
  from the center of the storm.

* The main threat from Fred to the local area continues to be the 
  potential for localized flooding from excessive rainfall. A Flood 
  Watch is in effect from tonight through Sunday night. Based on the
  current forecast from the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm
  force winds are forecast to remain over the Gulf waters. Although 
  sustained tropical storm force winds are not expected, a few gusts
  to tropical storm force may be possible in thunderstorms within the
  outer rain bands. 

* Isolated tornadoes will be possible as Fred moves through the 
  eastern Gulf.

* Poor marine and beach conditions are also expected with a 
  heightened risk for rip currents and elevated surf along the 
  Atlantic coast.

* The main window for the above impacts will be through Saturday 
  night with concerns for flooding lingering into Sunday.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across 
South Florida. Remain well guarded against dangerous flood waters 
having further impacts of significant potential.

* TORNADOES:
Additional impacts from tornadoes are still a concern across South 
Florida. Remain well braced against tornado event having further 
limited impact potential.

* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across South Florida.

* SURGE:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across South Florida.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered 
with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have 
been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover 
the road. Turn around, don't drown!

Have multiple ways to receive Tornado Warnings if issued. Consider 
nearby shelter options as you move about. Be ready to shelter quickly.

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

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