Named Storm: 'IKE'

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  1. Named Storm: 'IKE'

    TROPICAL STORM IKE formed today out of Tropical Depression Number Nine in the central Atlantic. The projected track is westward into the Bahamas early next week (after September 07) and from then on, it will be a day by day issue as to which weather system will steer this potential Hurricane at that time.

    We will post updates as necessary concerning Ike.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  2. TROPICAL STORM HANNA AND TROPICAL STORM IKE update 05:30 Hrs CDT USA, 03 September 2008

    Recapping BOTH storms closest to the US mainland in combined subtopics:

    HANNA is turning to the north northwest from it's location in the Bahamas. This will affect the Atlantic coast of Florida, as well as coastal Georgia and the Carolinas starting late Thursday into the weekend. Hanna is forecast to become a Cat 1 Hurricane again sometime within the next 24 hours and possibly strengthen even more. Persons in the areas mentioned above should be monitoring this storm's progression. Significant rainfall, high surf, rip currents, tornadoes, beach errosion and frequent cloud to ground lightning will be present along the east coast of the United States as this storm moves northerly along the coast over the next 5 to 8 days.

    IKE is progressing westerly and will be near where Hanna is now on Monday September 08. This storm has the potential to be a Major Hurricane with a possible track into the Gulf of Mexico by early next week. Several steering currents are going to be affecting the overall movement and it is difficult, nearly a week out, to precisely project it's path. However, persons in Florida and the Gulf Coast states should be monitoring this storm's movement as well.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  3. HURRICANE IKE Information 05:30 Hrs CDT USA 04 September 2008.

    HURRICANE IKE is moving generally west and is already a Catagory 4 Hurricane with additional strengthening probable and winds currently at 148 MPH with gusting to 163 MPH. This dangerous storm will be just north of Hispaniola on Sunday, September 07. The storm will then be influenced by at least two other weather systems and it poses a threat to the southeastern coastal areas of the US from Florida to the Georgia/South Carolina border as well as to the Gulf Coast of the US - ALL DEPENDING upon which weather system takes control as the steering mechanism this weekend. This is becoming an extremely dangerous storm and all persons along the Gulf Coast and southeastern US should be monitoring these developments very closely. A Catagory 4 storm will inflict catastrophic damage to coastal areas as it progresses.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    http://www.weather.gov/largemap.php

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  4. HURRICANE IKE Update 06:00 Hrs CDT USA, 05 September 2008.

    Hurricane IKE is located approximately 450 miles north of the Leeward Islands with westerly forward movement that will place it near the Bahamas by Sunday, September 07. The storm is undergoing strength changes but is still a very dangerous Catagory 3 hurricane with additional strengthening probable. Persons in South Florida as well as the Gulf Coast States and the Southeastern States should be monitoring this storm. It has a very wide track possibility at this time and many coastal communities could be at risk. We will post more precise tracking information later this weekend when the steering currents are more well defined. Persons in the Miami area should be particularly alert to this storm.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    http://www.weather.gov/largemap.php

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  5. HURRICANE IKE Advisory 04:35 Hrs CDT USA 06 September 2008.

    Hurricane Ike continues it's westerly movement toward the Bahamas. This hurricane is currently a Major Catagory 3 storm. The tracking projections place this hurricane near the Florida Straits between Florida and Cuba early Tuesday, September 09. It is then projected to enter the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and intensify. The track projections are not yet well defined past Tuesday due to some interactions with other weather systems to the north. However, persons in South Florida and all of the Gulf Coast States should be closely monitoring this potentially devastating hurricane. Our next update concerning IKE will be posted as the projection software gives a better indication as to tracking once the storm clears the Florida Straits. Preparations for evauation and contingencies should be under way. Persons who are vacationing in the Florida Keys are being asked to evacuate today with additional evacuation orders to come sometime Sunday.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    http://www.weather.gov/largemap.php

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  6. HURRICANE IKE Update 10:00 Hrs CDT USA 07 September 2008.

    Hurricane Ike is a potent Catagory 4 storm today which is centered between the southern Bahamas and eastern Cuba. Tracking projections place the storm over most of Cuba over the next 48 hours. The mountains of Cuba's eastern regions may tend to weaken the storm somewhat. Ike will then exit Cuba sometime early Tuesday and enter the warm waters of the southeasternern Gulf of Mexico. Possible strengthening will take place if the central portion of the storm survives the trip over Cuba.

    Our tracking data is showing a slight westerly movement after Tuesday, but at this time, due to several steering mechanisms at work for next week, it is impossible to predict a regional landfall area. All persons from southeast Florida, the Florida Keys, and coastal Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas are being asked to monitor this storm carefully and to plan ahead for possible evacuations. If IKE strengthens to Catagory three or higher while in the Gulf waters, another catastrophic landfall could take place. We will update things here as conditions warrant.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  7. HURRICANE IKE information 05:00 Hrs CDT USA, 09 September 2008.

    Hurricane IKE has crossed over sections of Cuba and has weakened to a Category 1 storm. It will be moving over western Cuba to the west northwest later today and in to the southern Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to intensify once again to possible Major status. Current tracking models are placing landfall in southeastern Texas or northeastern Mexico late Friday into Saturday. However, persons along Gulf Coastal areas from the Panhandle of Florida and the Keys along all of the Gulf Coastal states will feel some effects from this storm with high surf, gusty winds in the outer bands, possible tornadoes, rip currents, beach errosion and very heavy rains. We are carefully monitoring the steering currents from a high pressure area which will be affecting IKE on Wednesday and through the rest of the week.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

    ================================================== =======
    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  8. Coastal Update 10 September 2008 - 06:15Hrs CDT USA.
    Coastal Alert:
    As Hurricane Ike strengthens through Friday, the wave action that will develop will push high surf toward the Florida Panhandle, coastal Alabama, Mississippi, parts of Louisiana and eastern Texas. Persons in coastal areas should monitor local Marine Warnings and Advisories closely - especially for small craft warnings and high surf and rip current warnings.
    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.
    National Hurricane Center
    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service
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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  9. Extremely Dangerous Storm

    HURRICANE IKE Update 06:00 Hrs. CDT USA 11 September 2008.

    Hurricane Ike continues in it's west northwesterly track, taking aim at the Texas Gulf Coast between Corpus Christi and Galveston. Persons in these areas are under various stages of evacuations and if you live in this general area, you should be heeding the orders from your local Emergency Government officials. Hurricane Ike is currently a strong Category 2 storm and strengthening to Category 3 is probable before landfall late Friday into early Saturday. The front right quadrant of hurricanes contains the highest winds, rain, thunderstorms, waves, tornadoes and storm surge. Waves of 44 feet have been monitored in the Gulf of Mexico by weather buoys and significant coastal flooding and building damage can be expected as Ike nears the Texas Gulf Coast. High waves are being seen already from the Florida Panhandle westward along most areas of the Gulf Coast. This is a very dangerous storm and catastrophic coastal damage will take place.

    Our next update will be Friday, September 12, as we receive additional data from Hurricane Hunter aircraft reports.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  10. Immediate danger weather advisory

    HURRICANE IKE Supplement 05:30 hrs CDT USA, 12 September 2008.

    Hurricane IKE is tracking west northwest through the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. The storm's effects are being felt along the Texas Gulf Coast as well as along the northern Gulf Coast from the Panhandle of Florida through coastal Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Wave heights coming on-shore in Alabama are currently at 17 feet with a 3 foot storm surge. Severe flooding all along the northern Gulf Coast will continue today and Saturday as this hurricane makes landfall near Galveston, Texas, late tonight. Rain bands are coming on shore in these same areas with Tropical Storm Warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for southern Louisiana.

    This will be our last Hurricane IKE unofficial advisory before it makes landfall tonight. Any persons along the Texas Gulf Coast who have not already evacuated, you must do so now. Your time is running short. The sea-wall in Galveston is less than 17 feet high in places, but due to the size of this storm, Galveston is not the only area which will be severely impacted. This storm will produce a storm surge at approximately 14 feet with 32 to 37 foot waves on top of that with winds gusting to near 145 MPH. This is no time to be arrogant and attempt to 'ride out' the hurricane. This storm has already killed over 130 persons and we do not want you to be added to that list!

    Our next update will be on Saturday, September 13 - if and when damage reports start filtering in. Power will be out in most of east Texas and southwest Louisiana and initial damage reports may be delayed.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  11. FINAL Hurricane Ike Information 10:30 Hrs. CDT USA - 13 September 2008

    Hurricane Ike came ashore over a 12 hour time period starting at around 9 PM local time Friday. Hurricane force winds are still being felt in eastern Texas and western Louisiana. The lowest pressure area of the storm made landfall just southwest of Galveston, Texas, with a local storm surge of 21 feet and waves as high as a three story residence.

    The storm will continue to batter inland areas and will turn north and follow a cold front up into the Ohio Valley by Monday and Tuesday.

    For news concerning damage, fatalities, power and utility issues, rescues, transportation closures, flooding and other news of interest, please tune to your cable TV system news channels or visit their internet websites.

    This will be our final Hurricane Ike update. We thank all those persons who have stayed with us during our posting of these unofficial advisories and information to supplement the official information releases from The National Weather Service and NOAA.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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