UPDATE: National Weather Service issues Flash Flood Watch
Published 3:30 pm Thursday, August 21, 2008
The National Weather Service is anticipating flooding in south Alabama associated with Tropical Storm Fay, according to an update issued at 4:30 p.m. by Escambia County EMA director David Adams.
Fay has moved on shore between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville and movement is to the West-Northwest at 5 mile per hour, Adams said.
"Areas in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia are reporting rainfall accumulations of 20-to-30 inches in some places," Adams said. "Tropical Storm Fay is still expected to track across the Florida Panhandle and into south Alabama over the weekend."
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for south Alabama and the Florida panhandle from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding and residents should pay close attention to signs of flooding conditions and to weather updates.
– Staff Reports