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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Here is the latest update from the National Weather Service:
…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…
* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
– 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
– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
– The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
– 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
– 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
– Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
– If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
– 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
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes
A tropical storm warning remains in effect in the Auburn/Opelika area
Strongest winds expected to be from 30-40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph
The window for Tropical Storm force winds is early Monday afternoon until early Tuesday morning
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