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The following events have been canceled due to tropical storm Andrea:

National Weather Service

UPDATE 1:30PM: Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown spoke earlier about what people need to do to prepare for Tropical Storm Andrea.

Latest storm information (11:00 a.m.) puts the center of tropical storm Andrea about 225 miles southwest of Jacksonville, FL (Latitude 28.2N, Longitude 84.3W). 

Andrea has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. 

The storm is expected to track northeast over far northern Florida and southeastern Georgia through tonight.

The most significant threat is for heavy rainfall and associated flooding.

National Weather Service

A tropical storm warning and a flood watch remain in effect for the First Coast.

The National Weather Service calls for between 4 to possibly 10 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Andrea as the storm makes its way across Northeast Florida.

Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are also expected.

There's also a threat of tornadoes. 

JEA is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Andrea.  The utility reports it's got a full compliment of electric, water and sewer crews to restore service in case of outages.

National Weather Service

A tropical storm warning is in effect as Andrea makes its way toward the First Coast.

Andrea's maximum sustained winds increased to near 60 mph early this morning.

This storm system is expected to dump as much as 6-inches of rain on Northeast Florida.

Winds are also expected to pick up across the First Coast as heavier bands of showers move through the area.

Forecasters say wind gusts of 35-to-45 miles per hour are possible.

Storm tides are expected to be 1-to-2 feet above normal.

Clay County Under A State Of Emergency

May 4, 2013

Clay County remains under a declared Local State of Emergency as a result of continued flooding of homes and roadways in the county. This information comes directly from Clay County Emergency Management Officials:

Damage Assessment:

Damage assessment teams will conduct assessments of homes in affected areas beginning Monday morning. Residents are encouraged to contact the Emergency Management Office (904) 284-7703, to ensure their damage is included in the complete assessment report following this event.

Shelter:

Current Duval County Road Closures

May 4, 2013

The City of Jacksonville has released this list of road closures as of 10:00 pm, Saturday May 4.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Forecasters say weather conditions on the First Coast will gradually improve over the weekend.

The chance of rain is expected to drop from 60% Saturday to around 20% Sunday.

Heavy rains and flooding have forced many outdoor events in Jacksonville this weekend to move indoors or to change the date all together.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

 The World of Nations at Metropolitan Park was a veritable sea of mud and umbrellas on its opening day today.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia through Saturday morning.

Meteorologist Marie Trabert says low pressure systems to the west and the south are responsible for the bands of heavy rain that could dump as much as four inches of rain on the First Coast.

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