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Note: This is a summary graphic depicting the impacts expected over the full duration of the storm from this hazard. Detailed forecast products providing times, durations, and numerical forecasts associated with this hazard are provided at this WFO's web page:

Key West, Florida
Inland Flooding Impact
Wind Tornadoes Inland Flooding Coastal Flooding
Impacts by County from inland flooding for the NWS Key West, Florida warning area
 
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Very Low
 
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Alabama
Mobile

Florida
Jacksonville
Key West
Melbourne
Miami
Pensacola
Tallahassee
Tampa Bay

Louisiana
Lake Charles

Maryland
Baltimore/Washington

New Jersey
Mount Holly

New York
New York City/Upton

North Carolina
Newport/Morehead City
Wilmington

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

South Carolina
Charleston

Texas
Brownsville
Corpus Christi

Virginia
Wakefield

Washington, DC
Baltimore/Washington


Inland Flooding Impacts Definitions
Read this office's detailed Hurricane Local Statement

Inland Flooding impacts:
The Inland Flooding impacts detailed in this WFOs Inland Flooding Graphics are not associated with riverine flooding. Specific river observations and river stage forecasts in this WFO's area of responsibility are available from their Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) web site, at: Key West, Florida
None Threat - No discernible threat to life and property the likelihood for rainfall rate to remain below 2 inches in 24 hours.

Minimum Required Action - Listen for forecast changes review flooding safety rules.

Potential Impact - None expected but heavy rain may still occur.

Very Low Threat - A limited threat to life and property the likelihood for rainfall rate to reach 2 to 4 inches in 24 hours.

Minimum Required Action - Prepare for the likelihood of damage consistent with very minor inland flooding.

Potential Impact - A very low impact to communities within the specified area. Isolated locations may have minor nuisance rainwater ponding on streets and in poor drainage areas.

Low Threat - An elevated threat to life and property the likelihood for rainfall rate to reach 4 to 6 inches in 24 hours.

Minimum Required Action - Prepare for the likelihood of damage consistent with minor inland flooding.

Potential Impact - A low impact to communities within the specified area. Isolated to scattered locations may experience minor rainwater flooding...including widespread ponding of water on streets and in poor drainage areas.

Moderate Threat - A significant threat to life and property the likelihood for rainfall rate to reach 6 to 10 inches in 24 hours.

Minimum Required Action - Prepare for the likelihood of damage consistent with moderate inland flooding.

Potential Impact - A moderate impact to communities within the specified area. A few areas will have moderate rainfall flooding including some impassible streets with rainwater flooding damage to vehicles...ground level homes and businesses.

High Threat - A critical threat to life and property the likelihood for rainfall rate to reach 10 to 15 inches in 24 hours.

Minimum Required Action - Prepare for the likelihood of damage consistent with major inland flooding.

Potential Impact - A high impact to communities within the specified area. Several areas of rainwater flooding including impassible streets and damage to vehicles...ground level homes and businesses.

Extreme Threat - An extreme threat to life and property the likelihood for rainfall rate to exceed 15 inches in 24 hours.

Minimum Required Action - Prepare for the likelihood of damage consistent with very major inland flooding.

Potential Impact - An extreme impact to communities within the specified area. Widespread rainwater flooding including numerous areas of impassible streets, a few flooded highways, with damage to vehicles, ground level homes and businesses.

Wind
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Tornadoes
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Inland Flooding
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Coastal Flooding
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