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Tropical Storm and Flood Watches Issued for the Treasure Coast as Ian Jogs East Again

Wind speeds may range between 39 and 57 mph; extensive street flooding and flooding of creeks and rivers are possible

Florida - Monday September 26, 2022: The National Hurricane Center issued Tropical Storm and Flood Watches for the Treasure Coast Monday afternoon.

SEE the 5 PM update from Acting National Hurricane Center Director Jamie Rhome HERE:


The Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from the Treasure Coast all the way up to the Georgia border.

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours.

WIND SPEEDS: The forecast calls for peak winds of 25-35 mph, which is below tropical storm force wind, however gusts could be up to 50 mph. And there is a potential for wind speeds between 39 and 57 mph.

PREPERATIONS: Prepare for limited wind damage, efforts to protect property should now be underway. Act now to complete preparations before the wind becomes hazardous.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes.

Unsecured lightweight objects may be blown about, many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees may snap or become uprooted in places where trees are shallow rooted.

Some fences and roadway signs may be blown over, a few roads may become impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places.

Hazardous driving conditions will prevail on bridges and other elevated roadways and there may be scattered power and communications outages.

STORM SURGE: A localized storm surge is possible with the potential for up to 2 feet above ground within surge prone areas.

WINDOW OF CONCERN: Through early Friday morning.


* WHAT: flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

*IMPACTS: extensive street flooding and flooding of creeks and rivers are possible. Area creeks and streams are running high and could flood with more heavy rain.

PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS: You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

WINDOW OF CONCERN: The Flood Watch is in effect through late Thursday night.

* WHERE: A portion of east central Florida, including the following counties and cities and towns:

Volusia, northern Lake Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Okeechobee, coastal Volusia, southern lake, coastal Indian River, coastal Saint Lucie, coastal Martin, inland northern Brevard, inland Indian River, inland Saint Lucie, inland Martin, mainland northern Brevard, northern Brevard barrier islands-inland southern Brevard-mainland southern Brevard, southern Brevard barrier islands.

Also included are the cities of Viera West, New Smyrna Beach, Indiantown, Sebastian, Eustis, Basinger, Satellite Beach, Mount Dora, Palm Bay
West of I-95, Port Saint John, Altamonte Springs, Stuart, Apopka, Kissimmee, Cocoa, Port Saint Lucie, Leesburg, Jensen Beach, Melbourne, Fellsmere, Mims, Cocoa Beach, Debary, Groveland, Rockledge, Melbourne Beach, Saint Lucie West, Canaveral Groves, Playalinda Beach, Deltona, Hobe Sound, Ormond Beach, Saint Cloud, Fort Pierce, Winter Springs, Oviedo, Orlando, Titusville, Merritt Island wildlife refuge, Union Park, Celebration, Deland, Tavares, Maitland, Sanford, Daytona Beach, Fort Drum, Vero Beach, Mascotte, Tradition, Okeechobee, Winter Park, Casselberry, and Clermont.

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