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See this office's Graphical Hurricane Local Statement:

Tallahassee, Florida
Inland Flooding Impact
Wind Tornadoes Inland Flooding Coastal Flooding
Impacts by County from inland flooding for the NWS Tallahassee, Florida warning area
 
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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: Tallahassee, Florida
None Impact - No flooding.
Low

Threat - Ponding of water in poorly drained locations possible.

Impact - Residents can expect nuisance flooding of roads with poor drainage. Ponding will occur elsewhere. Rainfall rates in excess of one inch per hour will occur. Known intersections with very poor drainage may become impassible.

Moderate

Threat - Localized flooding, impacting roads and streams. Minor impact to structures and vehicles.

Impact - Residents can expect localized flooding, especially in poor drainage locations. In these areas, minor to moderate property damage is expected, and several main thoroughfares may be closed. Power outages are possible. Known intersections with very poor drainage may become impassible.

Many small streams and creeks will reach or exceed bank full. Those which respond quickly to very heavy rain may reach flood stage and block roads.

High

Threat - Widespread flooding, having major impact on structures. Many road closures expected.

Impact - Widespread Dangerous Flooding Possible.

Observational data indicates that heavy rain is sufficient to produce rapid flash flooding. People living near or in poor drainage locations should prepare for possible evacuation. In these areas, significant property damage will occur, and power outages are likely. Minor property damage is possible elsewhere.

Water levels in very poor drainage areas will make travel impossible.

Many rivers in affected areas will rise, likely reaching or exceeding flood stage. Normally quick rising rivers will reach damaging flood level.

Extreme

Threat - Catastrophic flooding expected.

Impact - Widespread Catastrophic Flooding Possible!
Residents in flood prone areas should evacuate to higher ground before onset of rain. Mandatory evacuations are expected.

Life threatening flooding is likely. In urban areas, extensive property damage will occur in all poor drainage areas, with moderate to major property damage elsewhere. Widespread power outages are likely.

In rural locations, most small streams and creeks will surpass bank full. Each will exceed their banks by several feet, flooding homes, even those far removed from the banks. In all areas, hundreds of roads will flood. Dozens of secondary roads may become washed out in rural areas. Numerous bridges will likely wash out. Earthen dams may be subject to failure.

All rivers in affected areas will rise; most will exceed flood stage. Quick rising rivers will flood nearby homes. In rural locations, extensive pasture flooding will occur. Widespread livestock losses are likely.

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Coastal Flooding
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