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----------1214 AM EDT Mon Sep 11 2017
This product covers EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
**EYEWALL OF HURRICANE IRMA PUSHING NORTH TOWARD LAKE COUNTY**
NEW INFORMATION ---------------
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:     - None
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:     - A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for       Coastal Volusia County, Indian River, Martin, Northern Brevard       County, Southern Brevard County, and St. Lucie     - A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Inland Volusia County,       Northern Lake County, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Seminole,       and Southern Lake County
* STORM INFORMATION:     - About 80 miles south-southwest of Orlando FL or about 100 miles       southwest of Cocoa Beach FL     - 27.5N 81.9W     - Storm Intensity 100 mph     - Movement North or 350 degrees at 14 mph
SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------
The center of large and dangerous Hurricane Irma is moving northward over western interior Florida. Irma's large wind field continues to produce sustained winds near hurricane force with gusts 70 to 90 MPH across the entire region, with gusts of 100 to 110 MPH in the eyewall, which will be moving near or across Lake County and possibly far western portions of Osceola, Seminole, and Orange Counties between 1 AM and 3 AM.
Dangerous, and potentially life-threatening conditions are expected overnight! Widespread extensive wind impacts will continue as damaging wind gusts to hurricane force continue across all of east central Florida. Reports are coming in of localized significant damage to some structures in Brevard and Volusia Counties, possibly from tornadoes.
Recent peak wind gusts include 77 MPH at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, 75 MPH at Daytona Beach International Airport, 72 MPH at Treasure Coast International Airport in Fort Pierce, 70 MPH at Orlando Executive Airport, 65 MPH at Orlando International Airport, 63 MPH at Deland, and 61 MPH at Leesburg Airport.
If you are in an area prone to flooding, be prepared for the possibility of rapid rise in water level in areas that receive additional rainfall, especially from Brevard and Osceola Counties northward, where 2 to 4 inches of additional rain is expected, with higher amounts in some areas. This will cause further rapid rises of small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches as well as extensive flooding of area roadways.
The threat for tropical rain band tornadoes remains high in Volusia County, where a Tornado Watch continues until 200 AM EDT.
Residents and visitors to east central Florida are urged to remain in safe shelter until conditions abate. Travel is not recommended and persons should remain indoors if at all possible. DO NOT VENTURE OUTSIDE!! DOING SO COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM FLYING DEBRIS!!
POTENTIAL IMPACTS -----------------
* WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts. These impacts include:     - Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having       window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural       damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed.       Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be       uninhabitable for weeks.     - Widespread downing and uprooting of trees with fences and roadway       signs blown over, especially due to saturated ground conditions.     - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban       or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and       access routes impassable.     - Large areas with power and communications outages.
* FLOODING RAIN: Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across east central Florida. Remain well guarded against life-threatening flood waters having additional extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:     - Extensive rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations and       rescues.     - Rivers and tributaries may overflow their banks       in many places with deep moving water. Small streams, creeks,       canals, and ditches may become fast moving rivers. Flood control       systems and barriers may become stressed.     - Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple       communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable.     - Driving conditions will become very dangerous as flood waters       may cover escape routes in numerous places. Streets and parking       lots become rivers of raging water with underpasses submerged.       Numerous road and bridge closures may occur with some weakened       or washed out.
* TORNADOES: Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. Remain well braced against a dangerous tornado event having additional significant impacts. If realized, these impacts include:     - The occurrence of tornadoes can hinder the execution       of emergency plans during tropical events.     - Several places may experience tornado damage with a few       locations seeing considerable damage, power loss, and       communications failures.     - Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile       homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped or       uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed about.       Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.
* SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having impacts from Flagler Beach to Jupiter Inlet. These 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,       piers, and other coastal structures.
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ----------------------------------
* EVACUATIONS: Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. Listen for the all-clear signal from local authorities.
 * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: Remain inside and away from windows!! Be prepared to move to your safe room if any warnings are issued!! Listen for updates and be ready in case you lose electrical power. Keep a battery powered radio and flashlight handy.
If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic rise in water levels during the ongoing high tide.
 * 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 Melbourne FL around 3 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.
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Cristaldi
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