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Heavy Storms Moving Through Central Hernando County

The following is a Severe Weather Announcement from the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL SUMTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA…
SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA…
CENTRAL HERNANDO COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA…

* UNTIL 815 PM EDT

* AT 738 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BUSHNELL. THIS STORM WAS
NEARLY STATIONARY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
INVERNESS…BUSHNELL…INVERNESS HIGHLANDS SOUTH…INVERNESS
AIRPORT…HILL ‘N DALE…LAKE PANASOFFKEE…WEBSTER…INVERNESS
HIGHLANDS…WAHOO…RUTLAND…NOBLETON…LAKE LINDSEY…
HEATHERWOOD…WITHLAPOPKA ISLE…ISTACHATTA…FLORAL CITY…CROOM
AND SUBURBAN ACRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…
ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE…
SUCH AS A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

sEVERE wEATHER

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  • Thanks Tom for the update

    Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 7:29 am

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