Update on Hurricane Irma (9-11-2017 at 12:00 p.m.)

As of 12:00 P.M. September 11,2017

According to the NWS Forecast Office in Birmingham, Elmore County remains under the Tropical Storm Warning. However, forecasted winds have dropped significantly for us in Elmore County. According to the NWS, at this point and under the current forecast, Elmore County will likely experience 20 to 30 mph sustained winds with gusts of 40 mph possible and 2 to 4 inches of rainfall may be experienced from the early morning hours of today through early tomorrow morning. There is no tornado threat for Elmore County forecast at this time. Currently the winds are forecasted to increase through early afternoon to the higher wind speeds and stay at this level through the early morning hours of Tuesday. This may cause some sporadic downed trees and power outages. The wind speeds are forecast to decrease in the early morning hours Tuesday. Winds will remain 10 to 20 mph with some higher gusts possible during the day on Tuesday.

Below is the latest graphic from the National Hurricane Center and a couple of additional graphic from the NWS Forecast Office in Birmingham on the areas covered by the Tropical Storm Warning and what impacts we are likely to see. Some changes to the forecast are still likely so stay tuned. We will continue to send out email updates and post the updates to our website, Facebook and Twitter. Please stay prepared!

Also, we have updated the Safer Places that are open or will be opening for these weather conditions. You can find further information on the Safer Places Program, the locations that are open and a map of all locations on our website at www.elmorecoema.com