Hurricane Local Statement in the Florida Keys

This alert expired on September 11, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM EDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Monroe Lower Keys; Monroe Middle Keys; Monroe Upper Keys

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:19:00 AM EDT

This product covers Florida Keys

**Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warnings Have Been Cancelled**

NEW INFORMATION

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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

- The Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning have been
cancelled for Monroe Lower Keys, Monroe Middle Keys, and Monroe
Upper Keys

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

- None

* STORM INFORMATION:

- About 300 miles north of Key West FL or about 300 miles
north-northwest of Marathon FL or about 290 miles
north-northwest of Key Largo FL

- 28.9N 82.6W

- Storm Intensity 75 mph

- Movement North-northwest or 340 degrees at 18 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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Hurricane Irma has moved well north of the region and significant impacts
associated with the system for the area have diminished and all warnings
have been cancelled for the Florida Keys.
A reasonable worst case scenario is for storm surge values of 1 to
2 feet above ground is still possible in portions of the Florida Keys
through the morning hours.
Monitor media outlets in Miami for information released from local emergency
management.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS

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* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across
the Keys. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having
additional impacts. If realized, these impacts include:

- Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.

- Sections of shoreline roads and parking lots overspread with
surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge
water covers the road.

- Moderate beach erosion.

- Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.
Elsewhere across Florida Keys, little to no impact is anticipated.

* WIND:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across Florida Keys.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

* 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

- For Florida Division of Emergency Management information, see
floridadisaster.org

- For Monroe County Emergency Management information, see
monroecountyem.com/index.aspx?NID=1

- For Monroe County evacuation information, see
monroecountyem.com/index.aspx?NID=255

- For information on shelters located outside of Monroe County, see
monroecountyem.com/index.aspx?nid=122

- For Monroe County shelter information, see
monroecountyem.com/index.aspx?nid=121

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 Key West FL regarding the
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.
ready.gov

How to prepare and stay safe

  • During a hurricane
    Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
    Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
    Be extra careful when walking outside.
    Storm damage such as downed power lines and fallen debris could injure you.
  • 6 hours before arrival
    Close storm shutters if possible and stay away from windows.
    Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.
    Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary.
    If you lose power, food will last longer.
  • 6 to 12 hours before arrival
    Turn on your TV/radio, or check your local government’s website frequently.
    You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
    Charge your phone.
    You’ll have a full battery if you lose power.
  • 12 to 36 hours before arrival
    Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.
    These may become a safety hazard.
    Bookmark your local government’s website.
    This gives you quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
  • 36 to 48 hours before arrival
    Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit.
    Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
    For example, you can use phone, text, social media, or email.
    Create an evacuation plan with your family.
    You may have to leave quickly.

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