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----------1134 AM EDT Mon Sep 11 2017
This product covers EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
NEW INFORMATION ---------------
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:     - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Indian River,       Martin, Northern Brevard County, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola,       Seminole, Southern Brevard County, and St. Lucie
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:     - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Coastal Volusia       County, Inland Volusia County, Northern Lake County, and       Southern Lake County
* STORM INFORMATION:     - About 150 miles west-northwest of Daytona Beach FL or about 160       miles northwest of Orlando FL     - 30.3N 83.1W     - Storm Intensity 65 mph     - Movement North-northwest or 340 degrees at 17 mph
SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------
Winds will continue to slowly diminish as Irma moves into southern Georgia. Frequent gusts between 45 and 55 mph continue across Lake and Volusia counties, thus a tropical storm warning continues for this area. Elsewhere, breezy to windy conditions will linger through sunset.
Despite the temptation to begin recovery efforts, DO NOT DO SO until strong winds subside in your area! Many deaths and injuries occur during the initial phase of recovery! Do not venture out onto the roadways until the all clear is given, and it is safe to do so. Traffic signals are very likely to be out of service on most in not all major roads. In addition, be on the lookout for downed power lines, unstable trees and buildings, as well as areas of standing water on roads and in low lying poor drainage areas.
High surf will combine with significant beach erosion and produce a potential for minor coastal flooding around the time of high tide early this afternoon and again tonight. Avoid the beaches until conditions improve! Operators of small craft should remain in port until winds and seas subside.
POTENTIAL IMPACTS -----------------
* WIND: Remain sheltered from wind having possible additional impacts, especially across Lake and Volusia counties where gusts between 45 and 55 mph will continue through early this afternoon. Potential additional impacts include:     - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater       numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several       fences and roadway signs blown over.     - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban       or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access       routes impassable.     - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent       in areas with above ground lines.
* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Large breaking waves and high seas will make for potentially life- threatening boating conditions, extremely rough surf, and numerous strong rip currents. Residents and visitors will need to avoid the beaches until conditions improve. Operators of small craft should remain in port until winds and seas subside.
In addition, beaches have likely suffered erosion and will remain in a weakened state. Additional erosion is likely, especially around the time of high tide early this afternoon and again overnight.
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ----------------------------------
* EVACUATIONS: Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. Listen for the all- clear signal from local authorities.
 * 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 2 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.
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