Nassau County Emergency Management Director
“Tropical Storm Debby will continue to move slowly over the east for the next few days, expecting to get to the western Atlantic on Friday, but it is also expected to weaken to a depression over land. There is potential for additional rain most of the day. This storm will bring a 30-50% chance of tropical storm winds in Northeast FL, but since it is a disorganized system, the National Weather Service does not believe wind will be a problem. Flooding will continue to be the main concern with excessive rainfall through Thursday which could bring us 4-8 inches of rain over the next 48 hours. Again, there is a slight risk of isolated tornadoes, high rip current and river flooding likely (St. Mary’s at Maccleny). We will be on conference calls with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service-Jacksonville later this morning.
As far as utilities, FPL currently has 20 without and that is all reported at this time. Public Works is establishing a site on the east and west side for pickup of sandbags and we will give you that information when it is finalized in case you receive any calls. We have requested signs from DOT to place in various locations. We need your assistance so please let us know of flooding roadways.”
June 26, 2012
Danny Hinson, CFM, FPEM
Emergency Management Director