Monday, November 9, 2009

Hurricane Ida Now A Tropical Storm

Hurricane Ida has weakened to a Tropical Storm, however all residents and visitors are urged to continue and follow the storm into Wednesday.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all areas of northwest Florida.

There is a high risk of rip currents today along Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic Coast.

The main threat from Ida is high winds, storm surge, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes.Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated maximum amounts up to 8 inches are possible.

The State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee was activated on Monday to a
Level 1, or full activation to monitor Ida and assist impacted counties.

The Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) will activate today at 9 a.m. The number
is 800-342-3557.

Due to the threat Hurricane Ida poses to the State of Florida, the Governor has signed Executive Order 09-243 declaring a State of Emergency.

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