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Tropical Storm Fred Local Statement Advisory Number 30
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL  AL062021
1101 PM EDT Mon Aug 16 2021

This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

**STORM SURGE WARNING CANCELLED FOR COASTAL LEVY COUNTY** 

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 190 miles northwest of Cedar Key FL
    - 31.2N 85.2W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 15 degrees at 12 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Fred continues to move inland through southern Georgia
and Alabama and continues to weaken.  

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time 
across West Central and Southwest Florida. A Coastal Flood 
Advisory is in effect for Levy, Citrus, and Hernando Counties.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

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

Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers 
interfere with the emergency work of first responders.

When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed 
lanterns. Be aware of sparks that can ignite natural gas or other 
leaking flammables.

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 potential flooding from rising rivers and streams which 
may have yet to crest. Remain informed of the latest river forecasts 
and heed any flood watches and warnings.

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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