Update on potential impacts from Hurricane Irma for Elmore County
Posted at 12:00 noon on 9-10-2017
Elmore County is now covered by a Tropical Storm Warning as issued by the NWS Forecast Office in Birmingham. According to the NWS, at this point and under the current forecast, Elmore County will likely experience 20 to 40 mph sustained winds with gusts of 60 mph possible and 2 to 4 inches of rainfall may be experienced from early Monday through early Tuesday. Currently the sustained winds are forecast to increase tomorrow morning between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and will not subside until closer the early morning hours Tuesday morning. The closer you travel east to the Alabama/Georgia state line, 40 to 50 mph sustained winds with gust of 45 to 60 mph are possible. Below is the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook from the NWS Forecast Office in Birmingham along with a couple of the updated graphics describing the threats and timing of the weather impacts expected. Also below is the latest graphic from the National Hurricane Center on the latest track on Hurricane Irma. We will continue to send out email updates and post the updates to our website, Facebook and Twitter as the forecast is updated. Please be prepared!
Also, we have updated the Safer Places that will be opening for these weather conditions on our website for further information, please check out our website at www.elmorecoema.com