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Hurricane Local Statement

Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 26
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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 26
National Weather Service Gray ME  AL092020
1143 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

This product covers NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE

***TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS EXPECTED TO AFFECT NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN
MAINE***

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Cheshire, Eastern
      Hillsborough, and Western And Central Hillsborough

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Androscoggin, Belknap,
      Central Interior Cumberland, Central Somerset, Cheshire,
      Coastal Cumberland, Coastal Rockingham, Coastal Waldo, Coastal
      York, Eastern Hillsborough, Interior Cumberland Highlands,
      Interior Rockingham, Interior Waldo, Interior York, Kennebec,
      Knox, Lincoln, Merrimack, Northern Carroll, Northern Coos,
      Northern Franklin, Northern Grafton, Northern Oxford,
      Sagadahoc, Southern Carroll, Southern Coos, Southern Franklin,
      Southern Grafton, Southern Oxford, Southern Somerset,
      Strafford, Sullivan, and Western And Central Hillsborough

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 1040 miles southwest of Portland ME or about 990 miles
      southwest of Portsmouth NH
    - 30.7N 80.1W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 mph

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

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to move through New England late
Tuesday and Tuesday night. Heavy rainfall will be the primary threat but
tropical storm force gusts are also possible. Areal and river flooding
along with downed limbs and power outages will be possible.

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

* WIND:
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
      western Maine and New Hampshire. 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 are damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured
      lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted, leading to downed
      power lines.
    - Many roads are impassable from debris, caused by downed trees
      and power lines. Many bridges, causeways, and access routes
      impassable.
    - Numerous power and communications outages likely.

* SURGE:
Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across coastal Maine and New Hampshire. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - Splash-over near the time of high tide Tuesday night.
    - Minor to moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching
      dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip
      currents.
    - Minor coastal flooding due to inundation possible.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across western Maine and New Hampshire. Potential impacts
include:
    - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
      ditches will overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      will become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.

* TORNADOES:
An isolated tornado is possible across NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Strong rip currents are possible.

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

* EVACUATIONS:
WATCH/WARNING PHASE - Listen to local officials for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation.

* 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.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Gray ME around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant.

$$



Tropical Storm Watch

Isaias Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 26
National Weather Service Gray ME  AL092020
1125 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

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Kennebec-
1125 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Augusta
    - Waterville

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
      to 57 mph
        - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force.
        - PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be
          underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
        - ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind
          becomes hazardous.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
          mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
        - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
          uprooted, leading to downed power lines.
        - A few roads impassable from debris, caused by downed
          branches and power lines. Hazardous driving conditions on
          bridges and other elevated roadways.
        - Scattered power and communications outages likely.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
      moderate flooding rain
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
          are possible.
        - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
        - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations
          and rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with
          swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
          especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,
          creeks, canals, and ditches will overflow.
        - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
          foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas
          of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and
          poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on
          moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
          Driving conditions will become hazardous. Some road and
          bridge closures.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
        - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
          with gusty winds may still occur.
        - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
          against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
          tornado situation.
        - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
        - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    - http://ready.gov/hurricanes

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gray ME
543 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Southern Oxford-
Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
Central Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Interior Cumberland Highlands-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-
Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-
Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
543 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Maine, south central Maine,
southwest Maine, west central Maine, western Maine, New Hampshire,
central New Hampshire, northern New Hampshire and southern New
Hampshire.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Tropical Storm Watch.

Along with strong winds, heavy rainfall is expected, which could
produce flash flooding and flooding of small rivers.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed Tuesday night.

$$



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