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Update- 9/11/17 1:34 PM

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Auburn/Opelika Weather Damages to Report


  • There are currently 2,900 Auburn residents without power according to Alabama Power

  • There are currently 3,200 Opelika residents without power

  • Fallen tree at S. Third Ave.

  • Traffic light out on S. College Street

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Update- 9/11/17 12:00

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Here is the latest update from the National Weather Service:

 

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
– Auburn
– Opelika

* WIND
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph
– Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until early Tuesday
morning

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
– The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
– Remain braced against the reasonable threat for strong
tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
– To be safe, efforts should fully focus on protecting life.
Properties remain subject to significant wind impacts.
– Now is the time to hide from the wind. Failure to
adequately shelter may result in injury. Remain sheltered
until the hazardous wind subsides.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
– Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-5 inches, with locally
higher amounts

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
– The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
– Emergency considerations should include a threat of
flooding.
– Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
impacts.
– If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
recommended actions.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
– Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
– Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
– Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and
bridge closures.

* TORNADO
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

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