Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
637 AM EDT WED JUL 2 2014

...A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST FROM BOGUE INLET TO OREGON INLET...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SURF CITY UP TO BOGUE
INLET AND FROM NORTH OF OREGON INLET...

A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE WATCH AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH
MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH
AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU KEEP
YOURSELF INFORMED ABOUT THE PROGRESS OF THE HURRICANE AND TAKE THE
NECESSARY PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS SO AS TO MINIMIZE PROPERTY LOSSES
AND PERSONAL RISK.

OBTAIN A HURRICANE TRACKING MAP AND ACTION CHECK LIST. MANY LOCAL
RADIO...TV STATIONS OR NEWSPAPER OFFICES HAVE THIS INFORMATION.
TRACKING CHARTS AND CHECK LISTS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICES AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

CHECK OFTEN FOR OFFICIAL BULLETINS FROM LOCAL RADIO...TV...AND NOAA
WEATHER RADIO BROADCASTS.

...EVACUATION NOTES...

MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE RELOCATION OF PETS SHOULD YOU PLAN TO
EVACUATE LATER TO A SHELTER. PETS CANNOT BE TAKEN TO EVACUATION
SHELTERS.

IF YOU LIVE AT ONE OF THE BEACH COMMUNITIES...MAKE SOME PRELIMINARY
PLANS CONCERNING WHERE YOU MIGHT EVACUATE TO AND WHEN IT WOULD BE A
GOOD TIME TO DO THIS. PEOPLE IN MOBILE HOMES SHOULD PLAN TO RELOCATE
TO A MORE STURDY STRUCTURE.

...EMERGENCY SUPPLIES...
MAKE SURE YOU GET REFILLS ON NEEDED PRESCRIPTIONS AND OTHER PERSONAL
SUPPLIES.

GET EXTRA BATTERIES FOR RADIO...FLASHLIGHTS...AND THE LIKE AND MAKE
SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH TO LAST SEVERAL DAYS.

FILL UP THE GAS TANK IN YOUR CAR. REMEMBER GAS PUMPS WILL NOT WORK
WHEN THE POWER GOES OFF. STOCK UP ON PACKAGED FOODS AND CANNED GOODS
THAT REQUIRE LITTLE OR NO COOKING AND NO REFRIGERATION.

HAVE CLEAN AIR-TIGHT CONTAINERS TO STORE SUFFICIENT DRINKING WATER
FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

OBTAIN SHEETS OF LUMBER FOR PROTECTING THE GLASS ON LARGE WINDOWS
AND DOOR. MAKE SURE YOU ALSO HAVE THE NEEDED SUPPLIES FOR INSTALLING
THEM AND FOR MAKING EMERGENCY REPAIRS.

...BOAT OWNERS AND OPERATORS...

REMOVE SMALL BOATS FROM THE WATER AND SECURE THEM ON HIGH GROUND.
BOATS AT DOCKSIDE SHOULD BE OUTFITTED WITH EXTRA BUMPERS AND LINES.
RELOCATE LARGE CRAFT TO MORE SHELTERED ANCHORAGES AND RIG THEM FOR
HEAVY WEATHER. MAKE SURE BILGE PUMPS ARE OPERATIONAL. NEVER DECIDE
TO RIDE OUT A STORM ON YOUR BOAT. HURRICANE HUGO KILLED PEOPLE
TRYING TO RIDE OUT THE STORM IN SOUTH CAROLINA DURING 1989.

DURING THE HURRICANE SEASON...DRAWBRIDGES ALONG THE COAST MAY
DEVIATE FROM THE NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES. DRAWBRIDGES ARE
AUTHORIZED TO REMAINED CLOSED UPON APPROACH OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS OF 34 KNOTS OR GREATER. OTHERS MAY BE AUTHORIZED TO EXTEND
CLOSED PERIODS PRIOR TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE CONDITIONS TO
FACILITATE EVACUATION OF LAND TRAFFIC. MARINERS ARE URGED TO SEEK
PASSAGE THROUGH DRAWBRIDGES WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE ARRIVAL OF
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THE HURRICANE AND LISTEN FOR
LATER BULLETINS..WARNINGS..AND STATEMENTS.

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