As Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Gulf, it is expected to strengthen and a Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the area until further notice. A Flash Flood Watch will also be in effect from 7 p.m. today, Sept. 12 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.
A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds (35-45 mph with gusts to 55 mph) are possible from Monday evening until Tuesday afternoon. Residents are encouraged to secure loose objects in yards and outside including trash receptacles by tomorrow evening.
Flash Flood Watch means periods of heavy rainfall is expected to result in Flash Flooding across the region. Widespread total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected across the area within the watch with some locally higher totals of 15 inches.
Citizens are encouraged to park their vehicles in driveways/garages rather than streets to avoid any damage due to street flooding; to keep streets clear for proper drainage; and to allow emergency vehicles to pass through.
Prepare now, be weather aware and follow the City’s official outlets for the latest emergency updates.
Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
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