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Hurricane Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 14
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-089>098-102>113-011145-

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA  AL092016
1135 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

...TROPICAL STORM HERMINE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA
ON FRIDAY...

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - NONE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS
  IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON...GLASCOCK...JEFFERSON...TWIGGS...WILKINSON...
  JOHNSON...EMANUEL...SCHLEY...MACON...PEACH...HOUSTON...BLECKLEY...
  LAURENS...TREUTLEN...SUMTER...DOOLY...CRISP...PULASKI...WILCOX...
  DODGE...TELFAIR...WHEELER...MONTGOMERY AND TOOMBS

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - ABOUT 470 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF COLUMBUS GA OR ABOUT 520
      MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MACON GA
    - 25.8N 87.0W
    - STORM INTENSITY 60 MPH
    - MOVEMENT NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 25 DEGREES AT 10 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE
SOUTH CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. HERMINE IS EXPECTED TO DRIFT NORTH
AND NORTHEAST TOWARD THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA COAST BY THURSDAY
AFTERNOON. THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR THE SYSTEM TO STRENGTHEN TO
A HURRICANE BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL ON THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA COAST
LATE THURSDAY EVENING OR EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. TROPICAL STORM
HERMINE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA ON FRIDAY.

BASED ON THE LATEST FORECAST TRACK, TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WILL BE POSSIBLE JUST SOUTH OF A LINE FROM AMERICUS TO WARNER
ROBINS TO LOUISVILLE BEGINNING EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR AREAS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THIS
LINE. IN ADDITION TO STRONG WINDS ON FRIDAY... THERE IS ALSO A
SIGNIFICANT THREAT FOR FLOODING WITH SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL
GEORGIA RECEIVING AS MUCH AS 3 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING. THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LIFE
THREATENING FLASH FLOODING. THE GREATEST FLASH FLOOD THREAT WILL
BE MAINLY EAST OF A CORDELE TO MACON TO WASHINGTON LINE WHERE A
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:
    - SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING MATERIALS, ALONG WITH DAMAGE
      TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS
      EXPERIENCING WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE
      HOMES DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT
      OBJECTS BECOME DANGEROUS PROJECTILES.
    - SEVERAL LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER
      NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SEVERAL
      FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER.
    - SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS, AND MORE WITHIN URBAN
      OR HEAVILY WOODED PLACES. A FEW BRIDGES, CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS
      ROUTES IMPASSABLE.
    - SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT MORE PREVALENT
      IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES.

ALSO, PREPARE FOR HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS SOUTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:
    - LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
    - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS.
      SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, ARROYOS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME
      SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
    - FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN USUALLY
      VULNERABLE SPOTS. A FEW PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING OF WATER
      OCCURS AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE
      AREAS. SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME
      NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE
      CLOSURES.

* TORNADOES:
PREPARE FOR A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
    - THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION
      OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS.
    - A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH POWER
      AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS.
    - LOCATIONS COULD REALIZE ROOFS PEELED OFF BUILDINGS, CHIMNEYS
      TOPPLED, MOBILE HOMES PUSHED OFF FOUNDATIONS OR OVERTURNED,
      LARGE TREE TOPS AND BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF, SHALLOW-ROOTED TREES
      KNOCKED OVER, MOVING VEHICLES BLOWN OFF ROADS, AND SMALL BOATS
      PULLED FROM MOORINGS.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

EVACUATIONS: NONE.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO CHECK YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN AND TAKE NECESSARY
ACTIONS TO SECURE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. DELIBERATE EFFORTS SHOULD BE
UNDERWAY TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. ENSURE THAT YOUR EMERGENCY
SUPPLIES KIT IS STOCKED AND READY.

WHEN MAKING SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS DECISIONS, DO NOT FOCUS ON THE
EXACT FORECAST TRACK AS THERE ARE INHERENT FORECAST UNCERTAINTIES
WHICH MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

IF YOU LIVE IN A PLACE THAT IS PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO HIGH WIND,
SUCH AS A MOBILE HOME, AN UPPER FLOOR OF A HIGH RISE BUILDING, OR ON
A BOAT, PLAN TO MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER. TAKE ENOUGH SUPPLIES FOR YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

IF YOU LIVE IN A PLACE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO FLOODING, SUCH AS
NEAR THE OCEAN OR A LARGE INLAND LAKE, IN A LOW LYING OR POOR
DRAINAGE AREA, IN A VALLEY OR CANYON, OR NEAR AN ALREADY SWOLLEN
RIVER, PLAN TO MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER ON HIGHER GROUND

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS
THAT ARE ISSUED. DO NOT NEEDLESSLY JEOPARDIZE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIVES
OF OTHERS.

WHEN SECURING YOUR PROPERTY, OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. THE ONSET OF
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN CAN CAUSE CERTAIN PREPAREDNESS
ACTIVITIES TO BECOME UNSAFE.

BE SURE TO LET FRIENDS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW OF YOUR
INTENTIONS AND WHEREABOUTS FOR SURVIVING THE STORM. FOR EMERGENCY
PURPOSES, HAVE SOMEONE LOCATED AWAY FROM THE THREATENED AREA SERVE AS
YOUR POINT OF CONTACT. SHARE VITAL CONTACT INFORMATION WITH OTHERS.
KEEP CELL PHONES HANDY AND WELL CHARGED.

BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND CHECK ON THOSE WHO MAY NOT BE FULLY AWARE OF
THE SITUATION OR WHO ARE UNABLE TO MAKE PERSONAL PREPARATIONS.

VISITORS TO THE AREA SHOULD BECOME FAMILIAR WITH NEARBY SURROUNDINGS.
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY OR PARISH IN WHICH
YOU ARE LOCATED AND WHERE IT IS RELATIVE TO CURRENT WATCHES AND
WARNINGS. IF STAYING AT A HOTEL, ASK THE MANAGEMENT STAFF ABOUT THEIR
ONSITE DISASTER PLAN. LISTEN FOR EVACUATION ORDERS, ESPECIALLY
PERTAINING TO AREA VISITORS.

KEEP CELL PHONES WELL CHARGED AND HANDY. ALSO, CELL PHONE CHARGERS
FOR AUTOMOBILES CAN BE HELPFUL AFTER THE STORM. LOCATE YOUR CHARGERS
AND KEEP THEM WITH YOUR CELL PHONE.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
-----------

THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY GA AROUND 5 AM, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
732 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>073-078>082-
089>091-102-103-012345-
BALDWIN-BANKS-BARROW-BARTOW-BIBB-BUTTS-CARROLL-CATOOSA-
CHATTAHOOCHEE-CHATTOOGA-CHEROKEE-CLARKE-CLAYTON-COBB-COWETA-
CRAWFORD-DADE-DAWSON-DEKALB-DOUGLAS-FANNIN-FAYETTE-FLOYD-FORSYTH-
GILMER-GORDON-GREENE-GWINNETT-HALL-HANCOCK-HARALSON-HARRIS-HEARD-
HENRY-JACKSON-JASPER-JONES-LAMAR-LUMPKIN-MADISON-MARION-
MERIWETHER-MONROE-MORGAN-MURRAY-MUSCOGEE-NEWTON-NORTH FULTON-
OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-PAULDING-PICKENS-PIKE-POLK-PUTNAM-ROCKDALE-
SOUTH FULTON-SPALDING-STEWART-TALBOT-TALIAFERRO-TAYLOR-TOWNS-
TROUP-UNION-UPSON-WALKER-WALTON-WARREN-WEBSTER-WHITE-WHITFIELD-
WILKES-
732 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND WEST
CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT...

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS
EVENING. A FEW STORMS COULD BE STRONG WITH GUSTY WINDS AND
FREQUENT LIGHTNING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WITH MINOR LOCALIZED
FLOODING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

THERE IS A CHANCE OF MAINLY AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH FRIDAY. ANY
STORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE STRONG
GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING.

IN ADDITION...IMPACTS FROM TROPICAL STORM HERMINE COULD BRING
MORE PERSISTENT GUSTY WINDS AND RAINFALL ON FRIDAY. WIND GUSTS OF
20 TO 30 MPH ALONG WITH ISOLATED STRONG STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
SHOULD THE TRACK OF HERMINE SHIFT MORE WEST AND NORTH OF ITS
CURRENT FORECAST...MORE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS COULD BE FELT ACROSS
WEST-CENTRAL AND NORTH GEORGIA. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE
FOUND IN THE HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT...ATLHLSFFC.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$



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