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Posted on: September 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Gordon Update #2

Tropical Storm Gordon Most Likely Arrival Time of Tropical Storm Force Winds

Tropical Storm Gordon Update #2

Santa Rosa County schools close for half-day Tues., Sept. 4

Storm Information from the National Weather Service:
  • Tropical storm force winds are anticipated to reach Santa Rosa County Tuesday early evening.
  • An isolated tornado or waterspout cannot be ruled out.
  • Rainfall amounts are expected to be relatively low with one to three inches over the next 48 hours.
  • Storm surge is expected to be two to four feet above normal.
  • Emergency management staff will be monitoring Gordon overnight and tomorrow (Tues.).
 Local Actions 
  • Santa Rosa County schools will close for a half day, all after-school activities to include community school/latch key kid program will also be closed. Schools will resume as scheduled on Wed., Sept. 5.
  • No evacuations have been ordered and no shelters will be opened at this time.
  • Central Landfill in Milton will be open for regular hours. Waste Pro will run regular routes tomorrow (Tues.). If they must stop due to inclement weather, they will finish routes Wed. morning. For any questions regarding trash pickup, call your waste hauler.

  • County offices and the court system will operate as normally scheduled on Tues., Sept. 4.
  • Bridges will be monitored law enforcement throughout the event and closed as necessary. NO BRIDGES ARE CLOSED IN ADVANCE OF A STORM.
  • The biggest threat for our area remains to be an extremely high risk of life-threatening rip currents. Knee-deep is too deep. Abide by the flag warning system and lifeguard instruction. Red flags are currently flying at the beach which indicates a high risk of rip currents. Double red flags mean the beach is closed to swimmers.

   General Safety Information  

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