February 5, 2010

Coastal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch

24-hour rainfall totals through 7am ET Friday: Pensacola: 3.12", Crestview: 2.76"

Statement as of 7:00 AM EST on February 05, 2010
... Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The strong southerly winds and swells may push water levels along the Franklin and Wakulla County coastline to 1 to 2 feet above normal tide levels Friday morning... and Friday afternoon through early Friday evening along the Jefferson... Taylor and Dixie County coastline. Maximum tides may reach as high as 3 feet at the time of high astronomical tide... and result in beach erosion and coastal flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings... and take action to protect property.

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