Just got a phone call...

Jacksonville, Florida
September 1, 2016 6:56pm CST
I just got an automated message from the city of Jacksonville Beach. At least, that is how they addressed themselves. And based on my caller ID, it looked like it was from the city, because it said "codered alert" on my phone. They asked us to not drive for the next 24-36 hours, unless absolutely necessary; due to possible tornadoes, and flooding from the storm. I've never received anything like that when I lived in Texas, or any other city for that matter. Though Florida and Texas, have been the only states where I've lived next to the coastline. Not so much Texas though, because I was about 45 minutes inland. In Florida however...I am "literally" right on the beach, just a couple of blocks away!!! So...I guess Jacksonville Beach is taking this storm pretty seriously, even though we are not going to get a direct hit. We are right on the ocean, so we could see some tornadic waterspouts form. This should be an interesting 24-36 hours ahead of us...
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@1hopefulman (18644)
• Canada
2 Sep 16
Hopefully everyone will heed the warning! I hope everyone will be safe.
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@1hopefulman (18644)
• Canada
2 Sep 16
I just checked the news and there is a lot of concern. ""This is life-threatening," Gov. Rick Scott told reporters in Tallahassee, the capital. "The storm surge, by itself, is life-threatening."" CNN
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• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Sep 16
@1hopefulman - Where I am at, the storm surge should not be an issue, unless it stalls, or back-tracks... We are just so close to the coastline, that tornadic waterspouts are very possible.
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@1hopefulman (18644)
• Canada
2 Sep 16
@teresatrotter Still, it is good to be extra cautious. Be safe!
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Sep 16
I have heard tornado warnings, seen a tornado from my back porch (the underside as it hopped over my home), gotten told not to drive in flooded roads if I dont know how deep it is, etc.