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Posted on: September 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Beta: Voluntary Evacuation Order Issued

In preparation for Tropical Storm Beta, the City has issued a Voluntary Evacuation Recommendation, especially for residents in low-lying areas of Nassau Bay.

Nassau Bay is now under Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warnings. Beta is expected to stay a Tropical Storm, but could intensify to a Category 1 Hurricane before landfall. On its current track, Nassau Bay can expect elevated tides, tropical storm winds of more than 40 mph, and heavy rainfall of up to 20 inches total in some areas. 

If you choose to evacuate, please do so early in the day tomorrow, Sunday, September 20. We expect tropical storm force winds to begin impacting Nassau Bay tomorrow evening, and rising water from storm surge is possible throughout the day.  

To repeat, the City of Nassau Bay has issued a Voluntary Evacuation Recommendation, especially for low-lying areas. All residents are urged to continue monitoring future weather updates for Tropical Storm Beta.

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