Special Weather Statement Alert: Marion County


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A significant weather advisory has been issued for southwestern Marion County until 11:30 p.m.

* At 10:44 PM EDT, National Weather Service meteorologists were
tracking a strong thunderstorm over Ocala Airport, or near Ocala,
moving south at 20 mph.

* Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph and minor flooding due to heavy
rainfall is possible with this storm.


* Locations impacted include…
Ocala, Ocala Airport, Santos, Belleview, and Dunnellon.

These winds can down small tree limbs and branches and blow around unsecured small objects.

Seek shelter in a safe building until the storm passes. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding.

Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck! Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.