Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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

...A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST
FROM SURF CITY TO DUCK...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE
SOUNDS...

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT DESTRUCTIVE WINDS OF 74 MPH OR HIGHER
AND DANGEROUSLY HIGH TIDES CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA
WITHIN 36 HOURS. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE THIS STORM
SERIOUSLY AND MAKE PREPARATIONS TO MINIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL LOSSES
AND PERSONAL RISK.

CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR THE LATEST WORD
ON THE HURRICANE. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO WHEN GALE FORCE WINDS AND
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN YOUR AREA. RECALL THE HEIGHT ABOVE
SEA LEVEL OF YOUR PROPERTY AND LISTEN CLOSELY TO THE EXPECTED LEVEL
OF COASTAL FLOODING. MAKE NOTE OF WHEN THE WORST FLOODING IS LIKELY
TO OCCUR AND PLAN YOUR ACTIONS ACCORDINGLY.

...POWER FAILURE TIPS...

SHOULD THE AREA SUFFER A DIRECT HIT FROM THIS HURRICANE...THERE WILL
LIKELY BE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES. TREES AND UTILITY LINES WILL BE
DOWN IN MANY AREAS. NUMEROUS ROADS WILL ALSO BE BLOCKED BY DEBRIS.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH FOOD AND WATER TO LAST SEVERAL DAYS. ALSO
MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINE AND
OTHER MEDICAL SUPPLIES.

WHEN THE POWER IS OFF IN AN AREA...YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE MANY
STANDARD PIECES OF EQUIPMENT...SUCH AS GAS PUMPS...AUTOMATIC
TELLERS..AND CASH REGISTERS. MAKE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS OR MAKE
PROVISIONS NOW TO GET THE JOB DONE WITHOUT THE USE OF COMMERCIAL
POWER.

IF YOU LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME...CHECK THE TIE DOWNS OF YOUR HOME
NOW...SECURE ANY LOOSE OBJECTS AROUND IT...AND MAKE IMMEDIATE PLANS
TO MOVE TO A SAFER PLACE. MOBILE HOMES ARE NOT SAFE FOR HURRICANE
FORCE WINDS...

...PLACE OF REFUGE...

IF YOU ARE IN A STURDY BUILDING THAT IS ON HIGH GROUND...PREPARE IT
FOR DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS.

COVER LARGE WINDOWS WITH SHUTTERS OR SHEETS OF PLYWOOD.

CLOSE DRAPES ACROSS WINDOWS TO PROTECT AGAINST FLYING GLASS IF
SHATTERING OCCURS.

REMOVE LOOSE OBJECTS FROM PORCHES...PATIOS AND DECKS.

BRACE GARAGE DOORS AND AVOID OPENING ANY DOOR ON THE WINDWARD
SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

KEEP BATTERY OPERATED RADIOS NEARBY...CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF THE STORM...AND LISTEN FOR EMERGENCY BULLETINS.

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