353  
WTUS82 KTAE 170323  
HLSTAE  
ALZ065>069-FLZ007>019-026>029-034-108-112-114-115-118-127-128-134-GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161-171130-  
 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION SALLY LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 24  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL AL192020  
1123 PM EDT WED SEP 16 2020 /1023 PM CDT WED SEP 16 2020/  
 
THIS PRODUCT COVERS EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE, FLORIDA BIG BEND, SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA  
 
**TROPICAL DEPRESSION SALLY PUSHING NORTHEASTWARD**  
**WIDESPREAD FLOODING OCCURRING ACROSS THE PANHANDLE AND SE ALABAMA**  
 
NEW INFORMATION  
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:  
- ALL WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED  
 
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:  
- NONE  
 
* STORM INFORMATION:  
- ABOUT 120 MILES NORTH OF PANAMA CITY OR ABOUT 160 MILES  
NORTH-NORTHWEST OF APALACHICOLA  
- 31.9N 86.1W  
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH  
- MOVEMENT NORTHEAST OR 45 DEGREES AT 9 MPH  
 
SITUATION OVERVIEW  
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ALTHOUGH NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION, SALLY IS CONTINUING TO PRODUCE  
SOME PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL FOR THE EASTERN BIG BEND AND SW GEORGIA  
THIS EVENING. EXTREME AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL HAVE ALREADY FALLEN OVER  
PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND  
CATASTROPHIC FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN THESE AREAS. WIDESPREAD AREAL  
FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA, WITH  
SOME ADDITIONAL RIVER FLOODING EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEK AS ROUTED  
FLOW FROM HEAVY RAINFALL TO OUR NORTH MAKES ITS SOUTHWARD. MAJOR TO EVEN  
RECORD RIVER FLOODING IS EITHER ALREADY ONGOING OR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN  
THE COMING DAYS.  
 
THE WIND AND TORNADO THREATS HAVE LARGELY DIMINISHED THIS EVENING,  
ALTHOUGH SOME GUSTY WINDS TO 40 MPH AND PERHAPS A BRIEF TORNADO  
OR TWO ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITHIN REMAINING RAIN BANDS ACROSS SW GEORGIA  
AND THE EASTERN BIG BEND TONIGHT. SOME ELEVATED SURGE OF 1 TO 3 FEET  
MAY STILL REMAIN POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST THROUGH TOMORROW.  
 
POTENTIAL IMPACTS  
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* FLOODING RAIN:  
ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS SW  
GEORGIA. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING FLOOD WATERS  
HAVING FURTHER IMPACTS OF EXTENSIVE POTENTIAL.  
 
* TORNADOES:  
ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS SW  
GEORGIA AND THE EASTERN FLORIDA BIG BEND. REMAIN WELL BRACED AGAINST  
TORNADO EVENT HAVING FURTHER LIMITED IMPACT POTENTIAL.  
 
ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE, FLORIDA BIG BEND, AND  
SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.  
 
* SURGE:  
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL SURGE IMPACTS EXPECTED.  
 
- COMMUNITY OFFICIALS ARE NOW ASSESSING THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL  
SURGE IMPACTS ACCORDINGLY.  
 
ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE, FLORIDA BIG BEND,  
SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS  
ANTICIPATED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS  
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* EVACUATIONS:  
 
DO NOT ENTER EVACUATED AREAS UNTIL OFFICIALS HAVE GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR  
TO RETURN.  
 
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:  
 
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO EVACUATED AREAS UNTIL LOCAL AUTHORITIES  
GIVE THE ALL CLEAR. ALLOW TIME FOR OFFICIALS TO INSPECT BRIDGES AND  
OVERPASSES AND TO MARK WASHED-OUT ROADS.  
 
PROBLEMS WITH SEWER BACKUPS CAN FURTHER CONTAMINATE STANDING FLOOD  
WATERS. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM FLOOD WATERS. ALSO, LISTEN FOR BOIL  
WATER ALERTS AS TAP WATER MAY HAVE BECOME NON-POTABLE.  
 
BE ALERT FOR POTENTIAL FLOODING FROM RISING RIVERS AND STREAMS WHICH  
MAY HAVE YET TO CREST. REMAIN INFORMED OF THE LATEST RIVER FORECASTS  
AND HEED ANY FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS.  
 
BE ALERT FOR FLOODED ROADS WHICH COULD BE COMPROMISED OR LITTERED  
WITH DEBRIS. AVOID TRAVEL UNTIL WATER LEVELS SUBSIDE AND ROADS HAVE  
BEEN CLEARED. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH PLACES WHERE FLOOD WATERS COVER  
THE ROAD. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!  
 
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:  
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV  
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG  
 
NEXT UPDATE  
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AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT  
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE FL REGARDING  
THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.  
 

 
 
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