UPDATE: Fay still targeting Atmore area

Published 3:31 pm Thursday, August 21, 2008

By Staff
Just after noon Thursday, Escambia County EMA director David Adams released another updated on Tropical Storm Fay.
According to Adams, Fay is currently stationary just off the east coast of Florida between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. Movement to the west-northwest is expected to begin soon.
"Areas in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia are reporting rainfall accumulations of 20-to-30 inches in some places," Adams said.
Adams said Tropical Storm Fay is still expected to track across the Florida Panhandle and into south Alabama over the weekend.
"Some models show Fay moving into south Alabama and becoming stationary, if this happens rainfall totals will be higher than currently forecasted," Adams said. "Rainfall in the area is predicted to be 8-to-10 inches with as much as 15 inches possible in isolated areas."
Adams said residents in Atmore and Escambia County should be prepared for possible flooding and stay tuned to www.atmoreadvance.com and local television and radio stations because isolated tornadoes are possible ahead of and during the passing of the storm. Flash flooding is possible and flooding of low-lying areas may occur, Adams said.
"If you live in these areas, please make plans now to be prepared for possible evacuation," Adams said.
– Staff Reports

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