8:00 am, Saturday, September 9, St. George Island –
Intermediate Advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Irma continuing to track northward up the Peninsula over the next few days. Estimated 50-70% chance of Tropical Storm-force winds, and rain 2-4″. No storm surge predicted at this time.
Franklin County is under a Hurricane Watch. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
Still a voluntary evacuation of St. George Island starting at 10:00 am. Mandatory for other parts of the county: Alligator Point, Bald Point, Dog Island.
Franklin County Florida Emergency Management statement should be out before the next National Hurricane Center update at 11:00.