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Watches & Warnings - Terms You Need to Know

  • Tropical Storm Watch - Tropical storm conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
     
  • Tropical Storm Warning - Tropical storm conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
     
  • Hurricane Watch - Hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
     
  • Hurricane Warning - Hurricane conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
     
  • Evacuation Order - Imminent threat to life and property exists. Individuals MUST relocate and seek refuge in an inland, non-evacuation area.
       

*Evacuation orders depend on a hurricane’s track and projected storm surge.

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