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City Leaders: Prepare now for TS Andrea

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Updated: 6/06/2013 2:18 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayor Alvin Brown is taking steps to make sure those living in Jacksonville are prepared for Tropical Storm Andrea.

The Mayor, along with Fire Chief Marty Senterfitt and leaders from area agencies are closely monitoring the storm’s movement at the Emergency Operations Center. The mayor says Jacksonville should prepare for heavy rains, flooding and the potential for isolated tornadoes. Brown says we can expect minor flooding in a number of areas, including San Marco and Riverside.

The mayor says now is the time to check and make sure an emergency preparedness plan is in place.  “We’ve been through this before,” says Mayor Brown, “I want to make sure we’re prepared. We don’t want to take anything for granted. It’s very important that you stay inside if you don’t have to go outdoors.”

The National Weather Service predicts the Tropical Storm Andrea will intensify between 2 p.m. and 8 pm. in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Emergency Crews are on standby to help in any emergency.

The mayor is reminding everyone to stay away from downed power lines. If you do see a power line, do not touch it. Instead, call JEA or 911.

The mayor asks all neighbors to stay out of any flooding. Report any flooding to the city officials at 630-City or online at

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