Hurricane Local Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WTUS82 KCHS 291304 HLSCHS GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-292115- TROPICAL DEPRESSION BONNIE LOCAL STATEMENT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC AL022016 904 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016 THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA **BONNIE DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - ALL WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - NONE * STORM INFORMATION: - ABOUT 20 MILES EAST OF CHARLESTON SC OR ABOUT 90 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF SAVANNAH GA - 32.7N 79.6W - STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH - MOVEMENT NORTH OR 355 DEGREES AT 9 MPH SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ TROPICAL DEPRESSION BONNIE HAS JUST MADE LANDFALL NEAR THE ISLE OF PALMS... SOUTH CAROLINA. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTH THEN NORTHEASTWARD TODAY AND TONIGHT. HOWEVER...THE TRACK OF THIS STORM IS QUITE UNCERTAIN AT THIS POINT. IT APPEARS THAT THE MAIN IMPACTS FROM TD BONNIE WILL BE HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING/FLASH FLOODING AS THE STORM MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWARD TODAY. THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN SOME SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF SOME ROADS AND HOMES IN THE RIDGELAND AREA OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ADDITIONAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH AT LEAST TODAY. THE EXACT LOCATION OF FLOODING/FLASH FLOODING WILL DEPEND ON WHERE THE HEAVIEST RAINBANDS SETUP. ALL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING TODAY. THERE COULD STILL BE SOME LOCALIZED WIND GUSTS TO NEAR TROPICAL STORM FORCE STRENGTH THIS MORNING WITHIN RAINBANDS...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE COAST AND OVER THE ATLANTIC WATERS. OVERALL...WINDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO SLOWLY DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY. THE ELEVATED RISK FOR LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS AREA BEACH TODAY. SOME BEACH EROSION CAN ALSO OCCUR ALONG THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COAST AT LEAST THROUGH TONIGHT. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS FLOOD WATERS HAVING FURTHER IMPACTS OF LIMITED POTENTIAL. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: THERE REMAINS AN INCREASED RISK FOR LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. SOME BEACH EROSION CAN ALSO OCCUR MAINLY ALONG THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COAST THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY. * WIND: SOME BRIEF...ISOLATED WIND GUST NEAR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY...MAINLY NEAR THE COAST. OTHERWISE...LITTLE TO NO HIGH WIND IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: WHEN INSPECTING DAMAGE, USE FLASHLIGHTS RATHER THAN CANDLES OR FLAMED LIGHTING. BE AWARE OF SPARKS THAT CAN IGNITE LEAKING GAS OR OTHER FLAMMABLES. DO NOT GO UP ON YOUR ROOF UNTIL THE RAIN AND STRONG WINDS HAVE SUBSIDED. LADDERS CAN BE SLIPPERY IN THE RAIN AND UNEXPECTED WIND GUSTS CAN BLOW YOU OFF OF THE ROOF. DO NOT RISK BODILY HARM IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE PROPERTY DAMAGE. WHEN CLEARING OUT FALLEN TREES, BE CAREFUL WITH CHAIN SAWS AND AXES. ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AND KEEP OTHERS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. USE THESE TOOLS ACCORDING TO OPERATING MANUALS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION. LEANING TREES AND THOSE WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON ROOF TOPS CAN BE ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING. IF YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD HEALTH OR UNSURE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, HAVE SOMEONE ELSE WITH TREE CUTTING EXPERIENCE DO THE JOB. NEVER CUT TREES WITHOUT A PARTNER. IF USING A GENERATOR, AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING BY FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS BY THE MANUFACTURER. MAKE SURE THAT THE GENERATOR IS RUN IN A WELL VENTILATED SPACE. PROBLEMS WITH SEWER BACKUPS CAN FURTHER CONTAMINATE STANDING FLOOD WATERS. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. ALSO, LISTEN FOR BOIL WATER ALERTS RELATIVE TO COMMUNITIES WHOSE TAP WATER MAY HAVE BECOME NON-POTABLE. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV - FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG - FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG NEXT UPDATE ----------- AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON SC REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA. $$

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