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

This product covers EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE...FLORIDA BIG BEND...SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA
AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA

**MICHAEL CONTINUES TO WEAKEN 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 90 miles northeast of Macon Georgia
    - 33.5N 82.5W
    - Storm Intensity 50 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 21 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Hurricane Michael has moved to the northeast of the area and is
gradually weakening. Improving conditions can be expected this morning. 


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across 
EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE...FLORIDA BIG BEND...SOUTHEASTERN 
ALABAMA AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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RECOVERY PHASE - Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have 
given the all clear to return.


* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

If your home or shelter was damaged, be alert to the smell of gas 
leaks and be cautious around electrical wiring, broken glass, jagged 
metal and wood, and protruding nails and screws.

Check to see if everyone in your group is OK. Administer first aid to 
those who are injured. If possible, call 9 1 1 for any serious 
injuries. Remember, it may be difficult for emergency responders to 
arrive quickly. 

Check in with your emergency points of contact. Let them know your 
location and status. Keep conversations short and to the point. Do 
not tie up communications systems.

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

Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
have inspected roads and bridges and have given the all clear. 
Hazards like downed power lines and trees, washed out roads, 
continued flooding in low lying areas and non-functioning traffic 
lights make travel difficult. 

Allow extra time for emergency vehicles to reach you as they navigate 
road hazards.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- 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 Tallahassee FL regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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