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Hernando Expects 24 Hours of Impacts from Michael

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Hernando residents should expect high tides, wind and rain, county officials said.

HERNANDO COUNTY – Emergency officials say Hernando County residents can expect to feel effects from Hurricane Michael for 24 hours.

The greatest threat from Hurricane Michael in Hernando continues to be coastal storm surge. A life-threatening storm surge of four to six feet above normal is expected for 20 hours. Higher than usual tides could begin as early as tonight (Oct. 9), but will more likely begin Wednesday (Oct. 10) into Wednesday night.

Tide schedule:
Bayport
High: 3:01 a.m., Wednesday
High: 3:55 p.m., Wednesday
High: 3:32 a.m., Thursday

Aripeka
High: 2:11 a.m., Wednesday
High: 2:59 p.m., Wednesday

Other impacts:

A slight risk of tornadoes is possible from Brooksville north starting late tonight and continuing for the next 24 hours.

Winds up to 30 mph gusts higher than 40 mph are possible with rain bands. Earliest arrival of winds is expected as early as about 8 p.m. tonight, but most likely 8 a.m. Wednesday.

In addition, the Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. near Hernando Beach and Alfred McKethan/Pine Island, 10840 Pine Island Drive at Pine Island, will be closed until further notice.

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather and will keep you informed before, during and after the storm. For the latest local conditions and a complete list of news alerts go to HernandoCounty.us/EM or call the Public Information Center at (352) 754-4083. Sign up to receive weather alerts at AlertHernando.org. Follow on Facebook @HernandoCoGov and on Twitter @HernandoCoGov.

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