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EOC Alert #3 - Tropical Storm Nestor

EOC Level of Activation: Level 3 - MONITORING

Post Date:10/18/2019 6:50 PM

CURRENT SITUATION

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for coastal Hernando County from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution while driving.

 

 Graphic Displaying tropical storm force wind speed probabilities across the Florida peninsula

The Storm Surge Warning remains in effect. Additional impacts from Tropical Storm Nestor include:

  • Minor to moderate surge flooding of 2 to 4 feet above ground level in coastal areas, especially during high tide.
  • Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph. Wind gusts to 40 mph, mostly within rain bands.
  • Widespread rainfall between 2 to 4 inches. Isolated areas may see up to 5 inches of rain.
  • Increased potential for tornadoes, especially overnight tonight into Saturday morning.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

  • Monitor tide gauges for Bayport at https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=8727151
  • Monitor tide gauges for Hernando Beach at https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=8727122
  • Residents living in coastal areas are urged to closely monitor local news media and take precautions as needed to protect life and property. Be prepared to move to higher ground if necessary.
  • Secure outdoor objects in anticipation of strong winds.
  • Continue to monitor for possible changes in forward speed, track and intensity.
  • Do not drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Monitor your NOAA Weather Radio for possible tornado warnings, especially in the overnight hours. If a tornado warning is issued, seek shelter immediately in the most interior room of your home.
  • Take this opportunity to refresh your emergency supply kit. For more information, visit http://www.HernandoCounty.us/EM

PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER (PIC): (352) 754-4083 or (352) 754-4111 (Recorded)

Hernando County Emergency Management
Florida Division of Emergency Management
MyFlorida.com
National Weather Service - Brooksville
FEMA
American Red Cross
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