Coastal Hernando Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Hurricane Statement
Issued: 2:30 PM EDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**storm surge and tropical storm warnings cancelled**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning have been
      cancelled for coastal Levy
    - the storm surge warning has been cancelled for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 130 miles west-northwest of Cedar Key FL or about 200
      miles northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.7n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 65 degrees at 23 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
across the Florida Panhandle. Storm surge and tropical storm warnings
have been cancelled although elevated water levels and gusty winds
remain possible through this evening into Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
no significant impacts are expected.

* 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
-----------

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.



230 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**storm surge and tropical storm warnings cancelled**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning have been
      cancelled for coastal Levy
    - the storm surge warning has been cancelled for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 130 miles west-northwest of Cedar Key FL or about 200
      miles northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.7n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 65 degrees at 23 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
across the Florida Panhandle. Storm surge and tropical storm warnings
have been cancelled although elevated water levels and gusty winds
remain possible through this evening into Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
no significant impacts are expected.

* 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
-----------

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.


230 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**storm surge and tropical storm warnings cancelled**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning have been
      cancelled for coastal Levy
    - the storm surge warning has been cancelled for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 130 miles west-northwest of Cedar Key FL or about 200
      miles northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.7n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 65 degrees at 23 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
across the Florida Panhandle. Storm surge and tropical storm warnings
have been cancelled although elevated water levels and gusty winds
remain possible through this evening into Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
no significant impacts are expected.

* 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
-----------

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.



230 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**storm surge and tropical storm warnings cancelled**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning have been
      cancelled for coastal Levy
    - the storm surge warning has been cancelled for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* current watches and warnings:
    - none

* storm information:
    - about 130 miles west-northwest of Cedar Key FL or about 200
      miles northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.7n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 65 degrees at 23 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
across the Florida Panhandle. Storm surge and tropical storm warnings
have been cancelled although elevated water levels and gusty winds
remain possible through this evening into Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
no significant impacts are expected.

* 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
-----------

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.


1200 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**threat of winds and storm surge continues for much of the Gulf Coast
of florida**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 240 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.3n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 75 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
approaching the Florida Panhandle. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast remain heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and minor to
moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 5 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



1200 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**threat of winds and storm surge continues for much of the Gulf Coast
of florida**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 240 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.3n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 75 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
approaching the Florida Panhandle. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast remain heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and minor to
moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 5 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1200 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**threat of winds and storm surge continues for much of the Gulf Coast
of florida**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 240 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.3n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 75 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
approaching the Florida Panhandle. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast remain heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and minor to
moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 5 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



1200 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**threat of winds and storm surge continues for much of the Gulf Coast
of florida**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 240 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 29.3n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 75 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor continues to move northeastward
approaching the Florida Panhandle. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast remain heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and minor to
moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 5 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


Wind Advisory
Issued: 6:08 AM EDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 5 PM EDT this
afternoon...

* what... south winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph
expected.

* Where... coastal Citrus, coastal Hernando, inland Levy and
inland Citrus counties.

* When... through 5 PM EDT this afternoon.

* Impacts... gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.



For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.Gov/Tampa


Special Statement
Issued: 2:18 PM EDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Pasco and western
Hernando counties until 245 PM EDT...

At 218 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Hudson, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Spring Hill, Hudson, Weeki Wachee, north Weeki Wachee, Weeki Wachee
gardens, Timber pines, Chassahowitzka Refuge, Royal Highlands, High
Point, Glen lakes, Weeki Wachee acres and Brookridge.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 2836 8268 2842 8274 2868 8263 2865 8239
time... Mot... loc 1818z 214deg 33kt 2843 8268


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218 PM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Pasco and western
Hernando counties until 245 PM EDT...

At 218 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Hudson, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Spring Hill, Hudson, Weeki Wachee, north Weeki Wachee, Weeki Wachee
gardens, Timber pines, Chassahowitzka Refuge, Royal Highlands, High
Point, Glen lakes, Weeki Wachee acres and Brookridge.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 2836 8268 2842 8274 2868 8263 2865 8239
time... Mot... loc 1818z 214deg 33kt 2843 8268


Tbw


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