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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: vineyardsaker]
      #82417 - Wed Aug 20 2008 03:07 AM

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL 857 PM EDT TUE AUG 19 2008
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... BREVARD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SHARPES...PORT CANAVERAL...MERRITT ISLAND...CAPE CANAVERAL...TITUSVILLE AIRPORT...TITUSVILLE... SCOTTSMOOR...SATELLITE BEACH...ROCKLEDGE...PORT SAINT JOHN... PLAYALINDA BEACH...PATRICK AIRFORCE BASE...PALM BAY...MIMS... MELBOURNE...MALABAR...LONE CABBAGE FISH CAMP...INDIALANTIC... HAULOVER CANAL...GRANT...COCOA BEACH...COCOA...CAMP HOLLY FISH CAMP...BAREFOOT BAY...

* UNTIL 1100 PM EDT
* AT 855 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED WIDESPREAD RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL STORM FAY CONTINUING TO MOVE ACROSS BREVARD COUNTY...WITH HEAVIER RAIN IN SQUALL BANDS PUSHING ONSHORE FROM AROUND THE COCOA BEACH AREA NORTHWARD TO CAPE CANAVERAL. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA...WITH SLIGHTLY LESSER AMOUNTS ELSEWHERE. THE RAINFALL WILL BE ENOUGH TO CONTINUE OR EXAGGERATE ONGOING FLOOD PROBLEMS ACROSS BREVARD COUNTY.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
926 PM EDT TUE AUG 19 2008
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS EXTENDED THE * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... GLADES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...PALMDALE...MOORE HAVEN...LAKEPORT...
* UNTIL 1230 AM EDT
* AT 919 PM EDT...EMERGENCY OF OPERATION CENTER OFFICIALS REPORTED THAT WATER WAS STARTING TO APPROACH HOMES IN THE MUSE...ORTONA...AND PALMDALE AREAS. THEY ALSO REPORTED THAT WATER WAS STARTING TO COVER PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 29...74 AND WEST 78.

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #82444 - Wed Aug 20 2008 11:11 AM

Palm Bay 1100z 28.01N 80.38W

Temp 75 Humidity 99%
Overcast Moderate Rain
Winds W\SW 25 G30
Pressure 29.55\1000

History
Lowest Pressure 29.34\993.5 at 8\20 0620z
Rain since 8\19 1000z 14.5 inches

Think we got the eastern edge of the COC between about 0610z and 0625z. Got real calm, though still overcast.

Folks, please, please don't drive through standing water. We had several feet of water across our street yesterday and someone tried to drive a small Honda through it. We had to push her car out and it's ruined. Be safe everyone!

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: ltpat228]
      #82446 - Wed Aug 20 2008 11:44 AM

0753 Wednesday August 20 2008

Saint Lucie County
Fort Pierce and Port Saint Lucie

We are in our 28th hour of enduring continual rain and gusts of wind up to and beyond 40mph. So far we've gotten over 10" of rain.

Many intersections along our major inner city highway called U.S. 1 began flash floods late yesterday morning. A few areas east of U.S. 1 are flooded 4 feet high, including where my daughter works and lives. Her power was out all night and local Law Enforcement are using their boats to shuttle stranded motorists. As I live near the North Fork of the Saint Lucie River, a Florida Marine Patrol truck keeps cruising our neighborhood.

Shuttle command centers are strategically positioned in shopping centers where garbage and dump trucks are driving to get people and escorting them home.

Because one of our major hospitals lays in the middle of a flash flooded area, many garbage trucks are driving medical staff to the hospital. (P.U. Doctors - ahahaha!)

School and government offices are closed again today.

Our EOC is supposed to have a televised press conference and update at 0730 .
Yeh, right.
It is now 0753.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/093230.shtml?radii#contents


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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: Bryan]
      #82464 - Wed Aug 20 2008 02:05 PM

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I'd love to understand what just happened here in Apopka FL.
Everything got a weird pale yellow, then pale red, lavender and now pale blue. Within a 3-5 minute period.

Wind is intermittent. No rain.




Let me know if you ever find out what happened. Twenty years ago I saw the same thing and never forgot it. I was driving at the time and the colors were so definite, one after another, I though I was driving through a rainbow, except you can't drive through a rainbow.

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: Bev]
      #82471 - Wed Aug 20 2008 02:35 PM

Well, that was an interesting read. I've never heard of the sky changing from pale yellow, to pink, to lavender, blue and green? I'll have to research that. That must have been quite an experience.

So I took a half a day away from the forums but just could not go without adding this one input of something that had happened last night. We all know I'm in the National Guard, well they activated us at tge beginning of Fay, and we were not expected to do nothing other then put sandbags up. Well, yesterday I got the phone call to go over to Port St. Lucie (where my hometown unit is outside of) because they got a lot of flooding from Fay. The meteorologists were saying that Flooding was going to be a major factor in this storm. I must say that when I arrived at Port St. Lucie, that the eye must have been over us because it had been somewhat calmer than usual. At times we got wind gusts of up to 75 mph, and torrential rains. This had been going on for about 18 hours, as lpat had said. I thought when the storm was passed us, we would not be getting shipped with this sort of stuff.

In Fort Myers, we are still getting winds of up to 25mph, and light ran. I must add that yesterday when the storm had passed, that it seemed to continue going. I think this was due to Fay strengthening after things had calmed down upon sunset, the rain stopped, and there was a breeze. Everything has re-opened here in Lee county to my knowledge. I'm going to continue watching Fay, as is our other members of my unit, because we hear she could whip back around and have another go at it with south and Central Florida..

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: Bev]
      #82489 - Wed Aug 20 2008 04:23 PM

Just for the record....her in Plant City, Fay has left a grand total of 0.06 in of rain in my gauge. Wasn't really even enough to empty this morning. Of course, that usually means we will get flooded today or tomorrow and looking at the way Fay may be moving it just may be Friday!!

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Re: barometer in miami drops.. is high weakening? [Re: StrmTrckrMiami]
      #82494 - Wed Aug 20 2008 05:54 PM

Californian has Punta Gorda vacation this sat. have to decide on Fri. if I want to sit at Atlanta, GA and Ft. Myers airport if Fay comes back that way. Any suggestions for me?

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: KC]
      #82523 - Wed Aug 20 2008 09:19 PM

I'm on the beach at New Smyrna this evening, wind has picked up a great deal tonight, but the rain is light (similar to what the radar shows)

I'll try to get pictures, but I'll first stay safe.


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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #82544 - Wed Aug 20 2008 11:21 PM

Conditions are now getting worse here in Flagler County with winds gusting over 40 mph. sustained at around 30 mph. Fay is getting stronger and Flagler County has never gotten a direct hit from a storm either in a long time or never. Schools remain closed tomorrow and hopefully my job will close as well.

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Conditions in Your Area [Re: allan]
      #82559 - Thu Aug 21 2008 12:16 AM

Fay dropped an astounding 12 inches of rain in some places in Port Saint Lucie. In fact US Federal Highway 1 was shut down at many key interesections due to flooding. Many houses in developments east of US1 could not get access to the outside world. The rainfall was the worst since the founding of this fair city in the early 1960s.

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: allan]
      #82560 - Thu Aug 21 2008 12:19 AM

Indialantic FL update: Closest measuring station reports 16.78 inches of rain in the past 30 hours...sewer system is taxed to the point of failure and residents are being asked to limit water use. Roads on the barrier island are flooded and impassable in Melbourne Beach and Satellite Beach. There is a foot of water standing in my side yard.

My home has withstood Jeanne, Frances (2004) and Wilma (2005). Their combined total rainfall is less than half of what this area has experienced in the past two days.


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Re: Conditions in Your Area [Re: rmbjoe1954]
      #82607 - Thu Aug 21 2008 05:14 AM

As the storm begins to make it's very slow trip to the west, the conditions have changed significantly here in Ormond Beach within the last 60-90 minutes (we're about two miles south of the Volusia/Flagler line and west of I-95). Rain has stopped, winds have gone from steady to calm with only occasional gusts. I guess this is the calm in the middle of the storm.

Ground is obviously very saturated but there is no standing water in our street or in our yard.

The link below gives a great perspective:
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=29.05377&lon=-80.91980

The COC is still over water, but the western edge has cleared I-95, hopefully the rest of the storm will follow it.


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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: DawgfanII]
      #82625 - Thu Aug 21 2008 03:00 PM

I too live in Indialantic luckily I live on the third floor, so flooding isnt an issue for me in my house but outside is a nightmare. I just wish the businesses would take into consideration the safety of the employees and understand if we cant leave because of flooded streets, that includes the one I work for, why do people have to be made to feel bad? oh well I guess everyone is stressed out. please people be careful lets get our community back to normal with everyone safe! =) wish I knew if the kids had school tomorrow, anyone hear anything all I hear is about today. thanks

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: laurie66]
      #82635 - Thu Aug 21 2008 04:04 PM

Here in Northern Duval/Southern Nassau rain has been light all day with a few bands of heavier rain throughout the day. Breezy with stronger gusts but not bad yet. About an hour ago they announced on the TV that bad weather was just beginning to reach Jacksonville........and then the power went out. Parts of Yulee and Fernandina began losing power last night. Last I checked we had 4 generators left at our store in Fernandina and customers told me that they had checked Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart and ACE in JAX and all were sold out. D size batteries are becoming scarce as well. A tip for anyone without power, if you haven't been able to get a generator try getting a power inverter that hooks up to your cigarette lighter in your car. While it can't run as much as a generator will you can hook up a TV, radio, fan, and light (depending on the size of the inverter) and they run between $30 and $150. You can find them at most hardware stores (Lowe's Home Depot, ACE) as well as Walmart, Gander Mountain and most marine and/or Hunting/Camping supply stores. You might even try large retail chains such as Sears, Kmart etc.
Hope this helps!


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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: angelhologram]
      #82642 - Thu Aug 21 2008 04:51 PM

I am in High Springs, about midway between Gainesville and Lake City. Thursday it's been totally overcast, quite breezy, with a few stronger gusts coming around. We've had mist-like conditions all morning, but no true showers yet.

Alachua County public schools are closed Thursday, and we're in a wait-and-see pattern about Friday.

I'm wondering exactly what kind of conditions we can expect here in the next 12-36 hours. It's a little frustrating to know that we're using a flex day in our school calendar to stay home today and we don't even have to use an umbrella if we're outside less than five minutes.

As of this post (about 1:00), it looks like Fay's center is enlarging, which will probably weaken the system ... ?

As for generators, my husband and I bought one during our three-day power outage after Frances. Can't imagine anyone living in Florida since 2004 who hasn't jumped on the bandwagon and already gotten a generator!


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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: Jumaduke]
      #82645 - Thu Aug 21 2008 05:46 PM

Here just east of Tampa we have very close to ZERO effect from Fay, except that it seems to have REDUCED the amount of rain we would normally get during this time period at this point in the year. I am sure since I said this, it will now flood for us. I have actually only measured 0.16in of rain since Monday!!

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: Lamar-Plant City]
      #82646 - Thu Aug 21 2008 06:24 PM

I agree Lamar. I was just in Tampa and they're getting rain from the feeder bands, but no rain here. I have noticed that the winds are gusting up to 15mph today. The highest gust that's registered on my weather station as of now has been 15.1mph. This is the most wind we've had so far from Fay. Of course, our power keeps blinking, but we're close to the strawberry fields and the cows so we lose electricity on a clear day.

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: Littlebit]
      #82649 - Thu Aug 21 2008 07:33 PM

Currently in Sanford, the wind has picked up a great deal and the rain is falling heavily, several roads in the area are flooded deep around me.

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #82660 - Thu Aug 21 2008 08:36 PM

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Currently in Sanford, the wind has picked up a great deal and the rain is falling heavily, several roads in the area are flooded deep around me.



I see that training through your area now. Looks like it is sagging southward and hopefully won't sit right over you for 24 hrs like North Melborne. We could actually use about an inch of rain in this area.....I know, be careful what you wish for. We HAVE had a couple pretty good but brief showers in the past 2 and a half hours, but that is it.

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Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area [Re: Lamar-Plant City]
      #82662 - Thu Aug 21 2008 09:39 PM

Announced a couple of hours ago. Gulf, Franklin, and Liberty County schools closed tomorrow.

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