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WASHINGTON COUNTY UNDER TROPICAL STORM WARNING

K. William Boyer
Washington County News

As of Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3PM Washington County is under a Tropical Storm Warning, a Tornado Watch, a Flash Flood Watch, and River Flooding is expected.

The biggest impact will be the heavy rains occurring over the next 24 hours.  We urge residents and those with interests along the Choctawhatchee River, Holmes Creek, and low-lying areas to monitor local media outlets for the latest information on Hurricane Sally. 

More:Tropics watch: Tropical weather update for Tuesday, Sept. 15

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Final preparations to protect life and property need to be made.  Roads will likely be impacted by heavy rains and rising waters that could leave some residents stranded.   In some cases, emergency vehicles may not have access. Decisions about evacuations or sheltering in place should be made now.

Hurricane sally made a final shift Eastward directly hitting Pensacola, which has not seen a hurricane since 2005's Katrina.

Sandbags and tarps can be purchased at most hardware stores.  The Washington County Emergency Management office staff can provide more information to residents about sandbags and tarps if they will call 638-6203, Monday-Friday from 8AM-4PM.