Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded to a Post-Tropical Cyclone as of 15:25 on Saturday, October 19. According to the US Weather Service (NOAA), Nestor is forecast to track northeast across the Southeast coastal regions, before exiting via the North Carolina coast in the morning (local time) on Sunday, October 20. The storm is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Isolated flash flooding cannot be ruled out.
Nestor made landfall on Saint Vincent Island (Florida state) on Saturday, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to Florida and Georgia states. Local weather services reported several tornado formations that caused structural and vehicular damages in Florida. However, all weather watches and warnings were discontinued as of 17:00 on Saturday. As of 22:00 on Saturday, approximately 4392 people were affected by power outages in Tampa Bay. The electricity provider said that power was expected to be restored on Sunday.
Further power outages, and disruptions to transportation and business services are possible in areas forecast to be affected by the system over the coming days.
Individuals in areas forecast to be affected are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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