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Tropical Storm Warning in place for Franklin, Liberty, and Coastal Wakulla County

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Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-15 11:54:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Liberty, Franklin, and coastal Wakulla County. Fred has restrengthened into a tropical storm as it taps into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

A Storm Surge Warning has also been issued from the Steinhatchee River in Taylor County all the way to Indian Pass.

The National Hurricane Center has shifted Fred's guidance slightly east. Because of this shift, a tropical storm warning was issued for Franklin County. This means more impacts will be felt across the area including heavy rain, flooding, and the possibility of a brief tornado. Western areas will feel Fred's impact starting late Sunday night and lasting through Tuesday. There is a better chance for widespread heavy rain on Monday.

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