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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials are urging residents and visitors across North Florida to stay alert as a storm system moves through the region today. This storm system could produce heavy rain, lightning strikes, high wind gusts, and also carries the possibility of isolated tornadoes. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch that is in effect until 4 PM EDT and a Flash Flood Watch until 8 PM EDT today.
“The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of North Florida in a slight risk area for severe storms,” said Deputy State Meteorologist Tiffany Hersey. “This storm system could produce heavy rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches or higher within a 12-24 hour period, increasing the potential for flooding of urban roadways and low-lying areas, and strong storms today could also produce damaging winds.”
If severe weather is forecast in your area, be sure to follow these important safety tips:
If a flood is likely in your area, you should:
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