Isaac Clears Keys, Heads NW Into Gulf

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

TROPICAL STORM ISAAC LOCAL STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL

556 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WEST CENTRAL AND

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA…

.NEW INFORMATION…

TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR LEVY…CITRUS…

HERNANDO…SUMTER AND PASCO COUNTIES.

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PINELLAS-HILLSBOROUGH-

556 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

BEFORE THE ONSET OF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS WHICH CAN CAUSE

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

&&

…PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS…

THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME.

ALSO…THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME IS

UP TO 65 PERCENT. THIS REPRESENTS A GENERAL STEADY TREND SINCE

THE LAST FORECAST.

…WINDS…

THE LATEST AREA FORECAST IS FOR MAXIMUM WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HOWEVER…AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC

APPROACHES…STRONGER WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE IN RAIN BANDS.

CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES AND BE READY TO ACT.

MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR TO OLDER MOBILE HOMES. RESIDENTS SHOULD

MOVE LOOSE ITEMS INDOORS…SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND OUTDOOR

FURNITURE…AS THEY WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. NEWLY PLANTED OR YOUNG

TREES AND SHRUBS MAY BE UPROOTED IF NOT SECURED PROPERLY.

ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

…STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE…

ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC IS NOT CURRENTLY

PREDICTED TO MOVE ACROSS COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA…

THERE IS STILL A CHANCE FOR COMBINED STORM SURGE AND ASTRONOMICAL

TIDE WATERS RESULTING IN A WORST CASE FLOOD INUNDATION OF 3 TO

5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL.

THE MOST LIKELY PERIOD OF IMPACT WILL BE DURING HIGH TIDES ON

MONDAY.

 

THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM COASTAL

FLOODING…POTENTIALLY HAVING A MODERATE IMPACT. THE CONCERN IS

FOR THE CHANCE OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING TO OCCUR IN AREAS

WITHIN THE SURGE ZONE…RESULTING IN DAMAGING AND LIFE-

THREATENING INUNDATION. IF REALIZED…PEOPLE WITHIN THE

THREATENED AREAS WHO FAILED TO HEED OFFICIAL EVACUATION ORDERS

WILL HAVE NEEDLESSLY PLACED THEIR LIVES IN DANGER. THIS IS

ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR THOSE STAYING BEHIND IN VULNERABLE LOCATIONS

SUCH AS HOMES AND BUSINESSES NEAR THE SHORE…AND ONE STORY

DWELLINGS IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

SEVERAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES WILL LIKELY BE DAMAGED…WITH THOSE

STRUCTURES NOT RAISED OR PROTECTED BY A SEAWALL BEING SUBJECT TO

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING…ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE. LARGE WAVES

AND POUNDING SURF WILL ACCENTUATE PROPERTY DAMAGE IN EXPOSED

LOCATIONS. FLOOD WATERS MAY EXTEND WELL INLAND IN SPOTS. MANY

CARS WILL LIKELY BE SUBMERGED OR WASHED AWAY.

SUBSTANTIAL BEACH EROSION WILL OCCUR. MANY ROADS WILL LIKELY BE

DAMAGED OR WASHED OUT BY THE FLOOD WATERS…LEAVING SECTIONS OF

COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS TEMPORARILY CUT OFF.

ROADWAY TRAVEL MAY BE DANGEROUS WITH SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED.

…INLAND FLOODING…

3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THIS

COULD RESULT IN MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND

NORMALLY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

…TORNADOES…

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE AS RAIN BANDS FROM ISAAC MOVE

THROUGH THE AREA.

$$

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MANATEE-SARASOTA-

556 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

BEFORE THE ONSET OF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS WHICH CAN CAUSE

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

&&

…PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS…

THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME.

ALSO…THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME IS

UP TO 77 PERCENT. THIS REPRESENTS A GENERAL STEADY TREND SINCE

THE LAST FORECAST.

…WINDS…

THE LATEST AREA FORECAST IS FOR MAXIMUM WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH. HOWEVER…AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC

APPROACHES…STRONGER WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE IN RAIN BANDS.

CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES AND BE READY TO ACT.

MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR TO OLDER MOBILE HOMES. RESIDENTS SHOULD

MOVE LOOSE ITEMS INDOORS…SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND OUTDOOR

FURNITURE…AS THEY WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. NEWLY PLANTED OR YOUNG

TREES AND SHRUBS MAY BE UPROOTED IF NOT SECURED PROPERLY.

ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

…STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE…

ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC IS NOT CURRENTLY

PREDICTED TO MOVE ACROSS COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA…

THERE IS STILL A CHANCE FOR COMBINED STORM SURGE AND ASTRONOMICAL

TIDE WATERS RESULTING IN A WORST CASE FLOOD INUNDATION OF 3 TO

5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL.

THE MOST LIKELY PERIOD OF IMPACT WILL BE DURING HIGH TIDES ON

MONDAY.

THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM COASTAL

FLOODING…POTENTIALLY HAVING A MODERATE IMPACT. THE CONCERN IS

FOR THE CHANCE OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING TO OCCUR IN AREAS

WITHIN THE SURGE ZONE…RESULTING IN DAMAGING AND LIFE-

THREATENING INUNDATION. IF REALIZED…PEOPLE WITHIN THE

THREATENED AREAS WHO FAILED TO HEED OFFICIAL EVACUATION ORDERS

WILL HAVE NEEDLESSLY PLACED THEIR LIVES IN DANGER. THIS IS

ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR THOSE STAYING BEHIND IN VULNERABLE LOCATIONS

SUCH AS HOMES AND BUSINESSES NEAR THE SHORE…AND ONE STORY

DWELLINGS IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

 

SEVERAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES WILL LIKELY BE DAMAGED…WITH THOSE

STRUCTURES NOT RAISED OR PROTECTED BY A SEAWALL BEING SUBJECT TO

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING…ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE. LARGE WAVES

AND POUNDING SURF WILL ACCENTUATE PROPERTY DAMAGE IN EXPOSED

LOCATIONS. FLOOD WATERS MAY EXTEND WELL INLAND IN SPOTS. MANY

CARS WILL LIKELY BE SUBMERGED OR WASHED AWAY.

SUBSTANTIAL BEACH EROSION WILL OCCUR. MANY ROADS WILL LIKELY BE

DAMAGED OR WASHED OUT BY THE FLOOD WATERS…LEAVING SECTIONS OF

COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS TEMPORARILY CUT OFF.

ROADWAY TRAVEL MAY BE DANGEROUS WITH SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED.

…INLAND FLOODING…

4 TO 6 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THIS

COULD RESULT IN MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND

NORMALLY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

…TORNADOES…

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE AS RAIN BANDS FROM ISAAC MOVE

THROUGH THE AREA.

$$

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CHARLOTTE-LEE-

556 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…NEW INFORMATION…

TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.

…PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FINAL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE

COMPLETED BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. THE ONSET OF GUSTY WINDS

AND HEAVY RAINS CAN CAUSE OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

SECURE LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AROUND. IF YOU

LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME…LEAVE IT FOR MORE SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER.

&&

…PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS…

THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME.

ALSO…THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME IS

UP TO 84 PERCENT. THIS REPRESENTS A GENERAL STEADY TREND SINCE

THE LAST FORECAST.

…WINDS…

AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC APPROACHES…SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM

FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY THIS EVENING. MAXIMUM

WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 35 TO 45 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS TO

55 MPH.

MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR TO OLDER MOBILE HOMES. RESIDENTS SHOULD

MOVE LOOSE ITEMS INDOORS…SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND OUTDOOR

FURNITURE…AS THEY WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. NEWLY PLANTED OR YOUNG

TREES AND SHRUBS MAY BE UPROOTED IF NOT SECURED PROPERLY.

ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

…STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE…

ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC IS NOT CURRENTLY

PREDICTED TO MOVE ACROSS COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA…

THERE IS STILL A CHANCE FOR COMBINED STORM SURGE AND ASTRONOMICAL

TIDE WATERS RESULTING IN A WORST CASE FLOOD INUNDATION OF 3 TO

5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL.

THE MOST LIKELY PERIOD OF IMPACT WILL BE DURING HIGH TIDES ON

LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

THERE IS A CRITICAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM COASTAL

FLOODING…POTENTIALLY HAVING A HIGH IMPACT. THE CONCERN IS FOR

THE CHANCE OF MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING TO OCCUR IN AREAS WITHIN THE

SURGE ZONE…RESULTING IN VERY DAMAGING AND LIFE-THREATENING

INUNDATION. IF REALIZED…PEOPLE WITHIN THE THREATENED AREAS WHO

FAILED TO HEED OFFICIAL EVACUATION ORDERS WILL HAVE NEEDLESSLY

PLACED THEIR LIVES IN GRAVE DANGER AND MAY BE SWEPT AWAY.

MOST COASTAL COMMUNITIES WILL LIKELY BE HEAVILY DAMAGED…WITH

MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES NEAR THE SHORE DESTROYED BY BATTERING

WAVES AND FLOATING DEBRIS. SOME SHORESIDE CONDOMINIUMS AND HOTELS

MAY ALSO BE DAMAGED…ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH INADEQUATE STRUCTURAL

SUPPORT. FLOOD WATERS ARE LIKELY TO EXTEND WELL INLAND…FURTHER

EXPANDING THE OVERALL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. MOST VEHICLES

OF ANY TYPE WILL LIKELY BE SUBMERGED OR SWEPT AWAY.

SEVERE BEACH EROSION WILL OCCUR. MOST ROADS AND SOME BRIDGES WILL

LIKELY BE DAMAGED OR WASHED OUT…LEAVING ENTIRE FLOOD-PRONE

COASTAL COMMUNITIES CUT OFF…PERHAPS FOR A WEEK OR MORE…AND

WITH NO POWER OR WATER.

…INLAND FLOODING…

5 TO 8 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THIS

COULD RESULT IN MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND

NORMALLY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

…TORNADOES…

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA. SEE LATEST

FORECAST FOR LATEST INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE TORNADO

WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION…AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF A

TORNADO APPROACHES.

$$

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POLK-HARDEE-

556 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

BEFORE THE ONSET OF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS WHICH CAN CAUSE

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

&&

…PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS…

THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME.

ALSO…THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME IS

UP TO 64 PERCENT. THIS REPRESENTS A GENERAL STEADY TREND SINCE

THE LAST FORECAST.

…WINDS…

THE LATEST AREA FORECAST IS FOR MAXIMUM WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. HOWEVER…AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC

APPROACHES…STRONGER WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE IN RAIN BANDS.

CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES AND BE READY TO ACT.

…INLAND FLOODING…

3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THIS

COULD RESULT IN MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND

NORMALLY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

…TORNADOES…

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE AS RAIN BANDS FROM ISAAC MOVE

THROUGH THE AREA.

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HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-

556 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…NEW INFORMATION…

TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.

…PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

BEFORE THE ONSET OF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS WHICH CAN CAUSE

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

&&

…PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS…

THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME.

ALSO…THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME IS

UP TO 70 PERCENT. THIS REPRESENTS A GENERAL STEADY TREND SINCE

THE LAST FORECAST.

…WINDS…

THE LATEST AREA FORECAST IS FOR MAXIMUM WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HOWEVER…AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC

APPROACHES…STRONGER WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE IN RAIN BANDS.

CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES AND BE READY TO ACT.

…INLAND FLOODING…

3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THIS

COULD RESULT IN MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND

NORMALLY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

…TORNADOES…

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA. SEE LATEST

FORECAST FOR LATEST INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE TORNADO

WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION…AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF A

TORNADO APPROACHES.

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