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FLZ160-311845- /O.NEW.KTBW.TR.A.1006.170731T1032Z-000000T0000Z/ Coastal Sarasota- 632 AM EDT Mon Jul 31 2017 …TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT… A Tropical Storm Watch means Tropical storm wind conditions are possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED – Venice – Sarasota – Englewood * WIND – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind – Peak Wind Forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph – CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated – Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph. – To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties. – Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited – 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. * STORM SURGE – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Not available at this time. To be updated shortly. – Threat to Life and Property: Not available at this time. To be updated shortly. – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Not available at this time. To be updated shortly. * FLOODING RAIN – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect – Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-5 inches, with locally higher amounts – CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated – Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation. – To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding rain impacts. – Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited – 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. * TORNADO – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: – Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes – CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated – Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for isolated tornadoes, mostly with shorter and narrower damage paths. – To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado impacts. – Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to shelter quickly if a tornado approaches. – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited – 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. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: – http://www.weather.gov/tbw $$

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