24 hours of storm impacts expected for Hernando County

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24 hours of storm impacts expected for Hernando County

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:10
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Submitted by Hernando County Government

(Brooksville, FL) The greatest threat from Hurricane Michael in Hernando County continues to be coastal storm surge. A life-threatening storm surge of four to six feet above normal is expected for 20 hours. Higher than usual tides could begin as early as Tuesday night, but more likely beginning Wednesday into Wednesday night. 

Tide schedule:
Bayport
High: 3:01 a.m., Wednesday
High: 3:55 p.m., Wednesday
High: 3:32 a.m., Thursday
Aripeka
High: 2:11 a.m., Wednesday
High: 2:59 p.m., Wednesday

Tide prediction data is available at http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions

Other impacts:
A slight risk of tornadoes is possible from Brooksville north late Tuesday, October 9, continuing for the next 24 hours.

Winds up to 30 MPH with gusts over 40 MPH are possible with rain bands. Earliest arrival of winds is 8 p.m. Tuesday, but most likely 8 a.m. Wednesday.

In addition, the following Hernando County parks will be closed until further notice:

  • Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Boulevard near Hernando Beach
  •  Alfred McKethan/Pine Island, 10840 Pine Island Drive at Pine Island

Hernando County Government's Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather and will keep you informed before, during and after the storm. Visit the following web and social media sites for more information. 

For the latest local conditions and a complete list of news alerts go to www.HernandoCounty.us/EM or call the Public Information Center at (352) 754-4083
Sign up to receive weather alerts at www.AlertHernando.org 
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