Tropical Storm Watch Issued For Most of Broward

A Tropical storm watch is in effect for the non-coastal portions of Broward County. Here’s the release from the National Weather Service:

METRO BROWARD-

456 PM EDT THU JUN 2 2022

…TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT…

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE 

SOMEWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

– MIRAMAR

– PEMBROKE PINES

– PLANTATION

– LAUDERDALE LAKES

– SUNRISE

– TAMARAC

– CORAL SPRINGS

– COCONUT CREEK

* WIND

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND

– PEAK WIND FORECAST: 30-40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH

– WINDOW FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS: SATURDAY MORNING 

UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST 

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: POTENTIAL FOR WIND 39 

TO 57 MPH

– PLAN: PLAN FOR HAZARDOUS WIND OF EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM 

FORCE.

– PREPARE: EFFORTS TO PROTECT PROPERTY SHOULD NOW BE 

UNDERWAY. PREPARE FOR LIMITED WIND DAMAGE.

– ACT: 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 BLOWN ABOUT.

– MANY LARGE TREE LIMBS BROKEN OFF. A FEW TREES SNAPPED OR 

UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES 

ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SOME FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN 

OVER.

– A FEW ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY WITHIN 

URBAN OR HEAVILY WOODED PLACES. HAZARDOUS DRIVING 

CONDITIONS ON BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED ROADWAYS.

– SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES.

* STORM SURGE

– NO STORM SURGE INUNDATION FORECAST

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST 

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: LITTLE TO NO STORM 

SURGE FLOODING

– PLAN: THERE IS LITTLE TO NO THREAT OF STORM SURGE FLOODING. 

ROUGH SURF, COASTAL EROSION, AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP 

CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.

– PREPARE: LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS FOR STORM SURGE FLOODING 

ARE NEEDED.

– ACT: FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS. MONITOR 

FORECASTS.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE

– LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM STORM SURGE FLOODING.

* FLOODING RAIN

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT

– PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 6-10 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY 

HIGHER AMOUNTS

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST 

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: POTENTIAL FOR MAJOR 

FLOODING RAIN

– PLAN: EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE THE POTENTIAL FOR 

MAJOR FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN. EVACUATIONS AND RESCUES ARE 

LIKELY.

– PREPARE: STRONGLY CONSIDER PROTECTIVE ACTIONS, ESPECIALLY 

IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA VULNERABLE TO FLOODING.

– ACT: HEED ANY FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS. FAILURE TO TAKE 

ACTION WILL LIKELY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: EXTENSIVE

– MAJOR RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT MANY EVACUATIONS AND 

RESCUES.

– DITCHES AND CANALS MAY RAPIDLY OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS IN 

MULTIPLE PLACES. FLOOD CONTROL SYSTEMS AND BARRIERS MAY 

BECOME STRESSED.

– FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER MANY STRUCTURES WITHIN MULTIPLE 

COMMUNITIES, SOME STRUCTURES BECOMING UNINHABITABLE OR 

WASHED AWAY. MANY PLACES WHERE FLOOD WATERS MAY COVER 

ESCAPE ROUTES. STREETS, PARKING LOTS AND UNDERPASSES BECOME 

SUBMERGED. DRIVING CONDITIONS BECOME DANGEROUS. MANY ROAD 

AND BRIDGE CLOSURES WITH SOME WEAKENED OR WASHED OUT.

* TORNADO

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: 

– SITUATION IS SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST 

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: POTENTIAL FOR A FEW 

TORNADOES

– PLAN: EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE THE POTENTIAL FOR A 

FEW TORNADOES.

– PREPARE: IF YOUR SHELTER IS PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO 

TORNADOES, PREPARE TO RELOCATE TO SAFE SHELTER BEFORE 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ARRIVES.

– ACT: IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED, BE READY TO SHELTER 

QUICKLY.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED

– THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE 

EXECUTION OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS.

– A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH 

POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS.

– LOCATIONS COULD REALIZE ROOFS PEELED OFF BUILDINGS, MOBILE 

HOMES PUSHED OFF FOUNDATIONS OR OVERTURNED, LARGE TREE TOPS 

AND BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF, SHALLOW-ROOTED TREES KNOCKED 

OVER, MOVING VEHICLES BLOWN OFF ROADS, AND SMALL BOATS 

PULLED FROM MOORINGS.

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