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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:

Jacksonville, Florida
Wind Impact
Wind Tornadoes Inland Flooding Coastal Flooding
Impacts by County from wind for the NWS Jacksonville, 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


Wind Impacts Definitions
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None Threat - No discernable threat to life and property; winds to remain below tropical storm-force, but windy conditions may still be present.

Minimum Action - Evaluate personal and community disaster plans and ensure seasonal preparedness activities are complete.

Potential Impact - Wind damage is not expected; impact should be negligible.

Very Low Threat - A limited threat to life and property; the likelihood for tropical storm-force winds (39 to 57 mph).

Minimum Action - Prepare for the likelihood of minor wind damage.

Potential Impact - A very low impact to communities within the specified area. Winds capable of causing damage to carports, awnings, and pool enclosures. Some damage to unanchored mobile homes. Small branches break off trees and loose objects are blown about. Winds becoming dangerous on bridges and causeways, especially for high profile vehicles. Isolated to widely scattered power outages, especially in areas with above ground lines.

Low Threat - An elevated threat to life and property; the likelihood for strong tropical storm-force winds (58 to 73 mph).

Minimum Action - Prepare for the likelihood of minor to locally moderate wind damage.

Potential Impact - A low impact to communities in the specified area. Winds capable of causing damage to unanchored mobile homes, porches, carports, awnings, pool enclosures and with some shingles blown from roofs. Large branches break off trees, but several shallow-rooted and diseased trees blown down. Loose objects are easily blown about and become dangerous projectiles. Winds dangerous on bridges and causeways, especially for high profile vehicles. Scattered power outages, especially in areas with above ground lines.

Moderate Threat - A significant threat to life and property; the likelihood for hurricane-force winds (74 to 95 mph) of Category 1 intensity.

Minimum Action - Prepare for the likelihood of moderate wind damage.

Potential Impact - A moderate impact to communities within the specified area. Winds capable of causing significant damage to mobile homes, especially if unanchored. Some damage to roofing material, doors, fences, and windows of buildings. Several large signs and trees blown down, especially shallow-rooted and diseased trees. A few roads impassible due to large debris. Scattered power outages, but widespread in areas with above ground lines. Damage is consistent with that realized by winds of Category 1 strength on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.

High Threat - A critical threat to life and property; the likelihood for strong hurricane-force winds (96 to 110 mph) of Category 2 intensity.

Minimum Action - Prepare for the likelihood of major wind damage.

Potential Impact - A high impact to communities within the specified area. Winds capable of causing significant damage to roofing material, doors, fences, and windows of buildings, but with some occurrences of structural damage. Considerable damage to mobile homes. Many large signs and trees blown down with further damage to standing trees. Some roads impassible due to large debris. Widespread power outages. Damage is consistent with that realized by winds of Category 2 strength on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.

Extreme Threat - An extreme threat to life and property; the likelihood for major hurricane-force winds (greater than 110 mph) of Category 3, 4, or 5 intensity.

Minimum Action - Prepare for the likelihood of extreme to catastrophic wind damage.

Potential Impact - An extreme impact to communities within the specified area. Winds capable of causing structural damage to buildings, some with complete wall and roof failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Numerous large signs and trees blown down. Many roads impassible due to large debris. Widespread power outages. Damage is consistent with that realized by winds of Category 3, 4, or 5 strength on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.

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