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EOC warns of severe weather ahead

Franklin County Emergency Management Severe Weather is advising residents that over the next few days the area will be affected by waves of severe weather.

The storms will hit late Monday night into Tuesday, with forecasts of 2 to 3 inches of rain, with strong wind gusts that could potentially be in excess of 70 mph with an average of 50 to 55 mph.

The area will also be at an increased risk for tornadoes as well as an increased risk for river and coastal flooding and rip currents.

If you live in a low lying area or along the water, take precautions now. It is likely that you may experience power outages as a result of the incoming weather.

To report power outages or downed power lines call Duke Energy at 800-769-3766 or go to their website.

Please monitor the weather closely for updates.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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