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Hurricane Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 18
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL  AL142018
1145 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018

This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

**MICHAEL WEAKENING AS IT MOVES ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL 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 210 miles north-northwest of Cedar Key FL
    - 32.1N 83.8W
    - Storm Intensity 75 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 20 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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OVERVIEW...

Hurricane Michael continues to push into southern Georgia this evening 
and winds and water levels are beginning to decrease across the Nature
Coast. Water levels will continue to go down over the next 24 hours 
as winds continue to decrease. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Little to no additional surge impacts expected across the Nature Coast.
    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual 
      surge impacts accordingly.

Elsewhere across West Central and Southwest Florida, little to no 
impact is anticipated.

* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across West Central 
and Southwest Florida.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across West Central 
and Southwest Florida.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across West Central 
and Southwest Florida.

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

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

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. 

Problems with sewer backups can further contaminate standing flood 
waters. Keep children away from flood waters. Also, listen for boil 
water alerts as tap water may have become non-potable.

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!


* 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 Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 
regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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