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Watches & Warnings

Hurricane Statement
Issued: 5:26 AM EDT May. 27, 2018 – National Weather Service

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch in effect for portions
of the Florida west coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Levy, and coastal Pasco

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles south-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL or
      about 180 miles southwest of Fort Myers FL
    - 25.0n 84.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 15 degrees at 13 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, heavy rainfall
across the area causing localized flooding, isolated tornadoes, and
tropical storm force winds, mainly near the coast.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts 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.

* 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.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to
move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate,
help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra
time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your
vehicle ahead of time. Follow designated evacuation routes. Seek
traffic information on roadway signs, the radio, and from official
sources.

Let others know where you are going prior to departure. Secure
loose items and pets in the car, and avoid distracted driving.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

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 12 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



526 am EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch in effect for portions
of the Florida west coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Levy, and coastal Pasco

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles south-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL or
      about 180 miles southwest of Fort Myers FL
    - 25.0n 84.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 15 degrees at 13 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, heavy rainfall
across the area causing localized flooding, isolated tornadoes, and
tropical storm force winds, mainly near the coast.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts 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.

* 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.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to
move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate,
help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra
time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your
vehicle ahead of time. Follow designated evacuation routes. Seek
traffic information on roadway signs, the radio, and from official
sources.

Let others know where you are going prior to departure. Secure
loose items and pets in the car, and avoid distracted driving.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

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 12 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


526 am EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch in effect for portions
of the Florida west coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Levy, and coastal Pasco

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles south-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL or
      about 180 miles southwest of Fort Myers FL
    - 25.0n 84.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 15 degrees at 13 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, heavy rainfall
across the area causing localized flooding, isolated tornadoes, and
tropical storm force winds, mainly near the coast.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts 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.

* 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.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to
move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate,
help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra
time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your
vehicle ahead of time. Follow designated evacuation routes. Seek
traffic information on roadway signs, the radio, and from official
sources.

Let others know where you are going prior to departure. Secure
loose items and pets in the car, and avoid distracted driving.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

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 12 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



526 am EDT sun may 27 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch in effect for portions
of the Florida west coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Citrus,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Levy, and coastal Pasco

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Citrus and coastal Levy

* storm information:
    - about 200 miles south-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL or
      about 180 miles southwest of Fort Myers FL
    - 25.0n 84.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 15 degrees at 13 mph

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

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to move northward over the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and impact west central and southwest Florida
today into Monday. The primary concerns at this time are storm surge
flooding along the Citrus and Levy County coasts, heavy rainfall
across the area causing localized flooding, isolated tornadoes, and
tropical storm force winds, mainly near the coast.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across Levy County and south to Crystal River. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts 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.

* 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.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to
move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate,
help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra
time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your
vehicle ahead of time. Follow designated evacuation routes. Seek
traffic information on roadway signs, the radio, and from official
sources.

Let others know where you are going prior to departure. Secure
loose items and pets in the car, and avoid distracted driving.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

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 12 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:12 AM EDT May. 27, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Florida, northern Florida, south central
Florida, southwest Florida, and west central Florida,
including the following areas, in central Florida, Hardee,
Polk, and Sumter. In northern Florida, coastal Levy and inland
Levy. In south central Florida, DeSoto and Highlands. In
southwest Florida, coastal Charlotte, coastal Lee, inland
Charlotte, and inland Lee. In west central Florida, coastal
Citrus, coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal
Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, inland Citrus,
inland Hernando, inland Hillsborough, inland Manatee, inland
Pasco, inland Sarasota, and Pinellas.

* Through Monday evening

* abundant tropical moisture streaming over the area on the east
side of subtropical storm Alberto is expected to produce heavy
rain today through Monday. Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to
5 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible over the
watch area through the period.

* The heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding
of low-lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding will also
affect roadways, rivers, creeks, and smaller streams. Remember
to not drive across flooded roadways. Turn around. Don't
drown. Residents living in flood prone areas as well as along
rivers and faster flowing streams should keep alert to any
rapid rises in water levels and be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:12 AM EDT May. 27, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Florida, northern Florida, south central
Florida, southwest Florida, and west central Florida,
including the following areas, in central Florida, Hardee,
Polk, and Sumter. In northern Florida, coastal Levy and inland
Levy. In south central Florida, DeSoto and Highlands. In
southwest Florida, coastal Charlotte, coastal Lee, inland
Charlotte, and inland Lee. In west central Florida, coastal
Citrus, coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal
Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, inland Citrus,
inland Hernando, inland Hillsborough, inland Manatee, inland
Pasco, inland Sarasota, and Pinellas.

* Through Monday evening

* abundant tropical moisture streaming over the area on the east
side of subtropical storm Alberto is expected to produce heavy
rain today through Monday. Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to
5 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible over the
watch area through the period.

* The heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding
of low-lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding will also
affect roadways, rivers, creeks, and smaller streams. Remember
to not drive across flooded roadways. Turn around. Don't
drown. Residents living in flood prone areas as well as along
rivers and faster flowing streams should keep alert to any
rapid rises in water levels and be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





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