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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
National Weather Service Raleigh NC  AL092020
521 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

This product covers central North Carolina

**Tropical Storm Isaias Will Bring Heavy Rain and Tropical Storm Force
 Winds to Eastern NC This Evening through Tuesday Morning**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cumberland,
      Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Sampson, Wayne, and Wilson
    - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Franklin, Harnett,
      Hoke, Scotland, Wake, and Warren

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 370 miles south of Fayetteville NC or about 440 miles
      south-southwest of Rocky Mount NC
    - 29.7N 79.9W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph

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

Tropical Storm Isaias will continue along the northeast coast of
Florida this morning and along the Georgia and southeast South Carolina
coasts this afternoon and evening. Isaias is then forecast to move
northeast across eastern portions of the Carolinas tonight through
early Tuesday. Conditions should begin to deteriorate this evening,
with the greatest impacts expected tonight through early Tuesday.

Tropical storm force winds, heavy rainfall and associated flooding are
the main threats. Due to saturated soils and strong winds, expect
numerous downed trees and power lines. Isolated tornadoes are also
possible. Conditions should begin to improve south to north late
Tuesday morning and into the afternoon.

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

* WIND:
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts along
and east of US 1. 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.
    - A few 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, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across western Piedmont and western Sandhills.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for rainfall creating dangerous flooding and having possible
significant impacts across central North Carolina. 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, and ditches
      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
      become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.

* TORNADOES:
Prepare for a dangerous tornado event possible limited impacts along
and east of Interstate 95. Potential impacts include:
    - The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - Several places may experience tornado damage with a few spots
      of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.
    - Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
      homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped or
      uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed about.
      Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

Elsewhere across central North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

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

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see readync.org
- 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 Raleigh NC around 11 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
National Weather Service Wilmington NC  AL092020
529 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

This product covers southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina

**ISAIAS TO IMPACT NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA LATE TODAY INTO TUESDAY MORNING**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning have been
      upgraded to a Hurricane Warning for Central Horry, Coastal
      Brunswick, Coastal Georgetown, Coastal Horry, Coastal New
      Hanover, Coastal Pender, Inland Brunswick, Inland Georgetown,
      Inland New Hanover, and Inland Pender
    - The Hurricane Watch has been cancelled for Northern Horry

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bladen, Columbus,
      Dillon, Florence, Marion, Northern Horry, Robeson, and
      Williamsburg
    - A Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Watch are in effect for
      Coastal New Hanover and Coastal Pender
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
      Coastal Brunswick, Coastal Georgetown, and Coastal Horry
    - A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Central Horry, Inland
      Brunswick, Inland Georgetown, Inland New Hanover, and Inland
      Pender

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 340 miles south-southwest of Wilmington NC or about 280
      miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach SC
    - 29.7N 79.9W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph

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

Tropical Storm Isaias will slowly track northward along the coast of
Georgia and northern Florida this morning before approaching the
Carolinas as a Hurricane this afternoon. The most significant
impacts are expected to occur this evening into tonight. These impacts
include the potential for tornadoes and tropical storm force winds,
mainly east of I-95, with hurricane force winds near the coast. Isaias
will also bring torrential rainfall with the potential to produce
isolated flash flooding and flooding of low- lying areas. A combination
of onshore winds and elevated tides could lead to moderate coastal
inundation, especially in Coastal Brunswick County and points
southward. Dangerous surf conditions are expected today as ocean swell
associated with Isaias produces strong rip currents and high surf.
Additionally, life- threatening marine conditions are expected to
develop as winds and seas increase throughout the day.

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

* WIND:
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina east of
I-95. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Some damage to roofing and siding, along with damage to porches
      and awnings. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and
      garage door failures. Damage to vulnerable structures such as
      carports, sheds and mobile homes is possible.
    - Large limbs will be down with several trees snapped or
      uprooted. Several fences and roadway signs may become blown
      over. Some roads may become impassable due to large debris
      blocking the roadway, especially within urban or heavily wooded
      locations. Some bridges, causeways, and elevated roads may be
      impacted by high winds making driving on them hazardous.
    - Scattered power and communications outages are possible, but
      more prevalent in areas with above ground lines.
    - Small craft that are not properly moored may break loose.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina west of
I-95.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a dangerous tornado event having possible significant
impacts across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina
east of I-95. Potential impacts include:
    - The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder preparedness
      actions during tropical events.
    - Tornadoes can rip roofs from homes, destroy mobile homes, cause
      trees to become snapped or uprooted, flip cars and boats.
      Dangerous projectiles can add to the damage.
    - Several places may experience tornado damage with a few spots
      of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.

Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina west of
I-95.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across southeast North Carolina and northeast
South Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - Moderate flooding from rainfall may prompt some evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and streams may rise and overspill their banks in a few
      places, especially in the typical prone locations. Small creeks
      and ditches may overflow.
    - Flood waters may enter some structures. Underpasses, low-lying
      spots along roadways, and poor drainage areas may become
      submerged by rising water. Some secondary streets and parking
      lots may flood as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
    - Driving conditions will become hazardous, and some road
      closures can be expected.

* SURGE:
Protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal areas. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Areas of storm surge inundation enhanced by breaking waves are
      possible along the barrier islands. Damage to several buildings
      is possible, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore roads may become weakened or washed out,
      especially in vulnerable low-lying areas.
    - Delivery of drinking water and sewer services may be
      interrupted.
    - Major beach erosion is possible with heavy surf and elevated
      water levels impacting or breaching the dunes.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft will break away from moorings, especially
      in unprotected anchorages.
    - Navigation may be difficult near inlets and waterways, as
      navigational aids may be off station or missing.

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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your Emergency Supplies Kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 Emergency
Services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

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.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a Good Samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the road, seek an
alternate route. Always obey official road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the county or parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

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 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 Wilmington NC around 8 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
National Weather Service Wakefield VA  AL092020
525 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

This product covers CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA...AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE

**Tropical Storm Isaias expected to impact the Middle Atlantic region
late Monday Night into Tuesday**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Accomack, Bertie,
      Brunswick, Camden, Caroline, Charles City, Chesapeake, Chowan,
      Dinwiddie, Dorchester, Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col.
      Heights), Eastern Currituck, Eastern Essex, Eastern Hanover,
      Eastern Henrico, Eastern King William, Eastern King and Queen,
      Gates, Gloucester, Greensville, Hampton/Poquoson, Hertford,
      Inland Worcester, Isle of Wight, James City, Lancaster,
      Maryland Beaches, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Newport News,
      Norfolk/Portsmouth, Northampton, Northampton, Northumberland,
      Pasquotank, Perquimans, Prince George, Richmond, Somerset,
      Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Western
      Chesterfield, Western Currituck, Western Essex, Western
      Hanover, Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond),
      Western King William, Western King and Queen, Westmoreland,
      Wicomico, and York

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 660 miles south-southwest of Ocean City MD or about 540
      miles south-southwest of Norfolk VA
    - 29.7N 79.9W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph

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

Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to move northward near or along the
Southeast coast today then move inland over the South Carolina or North
Carolina coast this evening. The storm is then expected to be over
eastern Virginia and the Delmarva on Tuesday. Isaias will then move
northeast across New England Wednesday.

On the current forecast track, expect conditions to deteriorate across
the local area late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Tropical storm
force winds are possible late Monday night into Tuesday, especially
along and east of I-95. Wind gusts to 50 to 60 mph are possible. These
winds combined with the expected saturated soils could cause down
trees and power lines. In addition, heavy rainfall amounts of 3 to
6 inches could cause areas of flash flooding even well inland.
Moderate coastal flooding is also possible, with 1 to 3 feet of
inundation. Lastly, there is a marginal risk of tornadoes late Monday
night into Tuesday, mainly along the coastal plain and eastern shore.

Tropical storm force winds are expected over the entire marine area
late Monday night into Tuesday with gusts as high as 60 knots. In
addition, seas will build to 10 to 14 feet over the coastal waters by
Tuesday morning.

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

* WIND:
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across far eastern Virginia, the Maryland Eastern Shore and northeast
North Carolina. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Some damage to roofing and siding, along with damage to
      porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. Some buildings
      experience window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes
      damaged, some destroyed, especially if poorly anchored or
      exposed to wind. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous
      projectiles.
    - Large trees snapped or uprooted, especially in areas where
      soils are saturated. Some roadway signs will be blown over.
    - Some roads will be impassable from large debris including
      bridges, causeways, and access routes.
    - Scattered to widespread power and communications outages.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across far eastern Virginia, the Maryland Eastern Shore and northeast
North Carolina.

* SURGE:
Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across far eastern Virginia, the Maryland Eastern Shore and northeast
North Carolina. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Widespread storm surge flooding of vulnerable areas will result
      in an elevated threat of property damage to homes and
      businesses near the waterfront and shoreline.
    - Sections of low-lying vulnerable roads, parking lots and
      property will likely become flooded. Driving conditions could
      become dangerous in places where flooding covers the road.
    - Moderate to severe beach erosion is likely, including heavy
      surf possibly breaching dunes, especially in vulnerable
      locations. Strong and dangerous rip currents are likely.
    - Minor to moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and
      piers is likely. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA...AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE, little to no impact
is anticipated.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across central and eastern Virginia, the Maryland
Eastern Shore and northeast North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - Evacuations and rescues likely due to flooding from heavy
      rainfall
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become
      dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become
      overwhelmed.
    - Flood waters enter structures within multiple communities, with
      some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Some
      escape routes inundated by flood waters. Streets, parking lots
      and underpasses could be submerged, with driving conditions
      quickly becoming dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures
      are expected with some becoming weakened or washed out.

Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across far eastern Virginia, the Maryland Eastern
Shore and northeast North Carolina.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a dangerous tornado event having possible significant
impacts across far eastern Virginia, the Maryland Eastern Shore and
northeast North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - Some tornadoes are expected, some of which could be intense. As
      a result, execution of emergency plans could be hindered in
      affected areas.
    - Several places may experience tornado damage, with a few areas
      of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.
    - Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
      homes demolished, large trees snapped or uprooted, vehicles
      tumbled, and small boats tossed about.

Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across far eastern Virginia, the Maryland Eastern Shore and northeast
North Carolina.

Elsewhere across CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA...AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE, little to no impact
is anticipated.

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

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

If heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or have
pets. Take essential items with you from your Emergency Supplies Kit.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 Emergency
Services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see
www.readyvirginia.gov, readync.org or mema.maryland.gov
- For the latest weather and storm information go to
weather.gov/wakefield

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

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Wakefield VA around 12 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 25
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC  AL092020
517 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

This product covers Eastern North Carolina

**TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS EXPECTED TO IMPACT EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
TONIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Duplin, Greene,
      Inland Onslow, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Northern Craven, Pitt,
      Tyrrell, and Washington
    - A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch are in effect
      for Beaufort, Coastal Onslow, East Carteret, Hatteras Island,
      Mainland Dare, Mainland Hyde, Northern Outer Banks, Ocracoke
      Island, Pamlico, Southern Craven, and West Carteret

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 460 miles southwest of Buxton NC or about 390 miles
      south-southwest of Morehead City NC
    - 29.7N 79.9W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph

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

Isaias, currently located 115 miles east southeast of Jacksonville
Florida, is forecast to slowly intensify to hurricane strength and
lift northeastward toward the Carolina coast today, then gradually
weaken as it passes through the interior coastal plain of eastern
North Carolina tonight.

The threat for stronger and more frequent rip currents will continue
for area beaches through the middle of the week, leading to extremely
dangerous conditions for swimming.

Tropical storm force winds are expected across the area. This could
lead to some downed trees and scattered power outages. A few tornadoes
are possible this evening through tomorrow morning, which could lead
to locally enhanced damage.

The danger of life-threatening storm surge exists along area beaches
and for low lying areas adjacent to the sounds and rivers, with
overwash of dunes and flooding of properties and roadways possible for
locations where dune structures are weak.

Periods of locally heavy rain are likely especially along and west of
Highway 17, with the potential for localized flooding of low lying
areas. River levels could reach and exceed flood stage a couple days
after Isaias exits the Carolinas. Widespread flooding is not expected.

Dangerous marine conditions are also expected, with strong winds and
seas building to 15 to 20 feet creating treacherous conditions for
mariners.

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

* WIND:
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across eastern North Carolina. Potential impacts 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.

* SURGE:
Protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across area beaches south of Cape Hatteras, the Pamlico Sound,
Neuse River, Pamlico River, Pungo River, and associated tributaries.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across area beaches north of Cape Hatteras and soundside Down East
Carteret County.

Elsewhere across Eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a dangerous tornado event having possible significant
impacts across Eastern North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - Several places may experience tornado damage with a few spots
      of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.
    - Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
      homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped or
      uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed about.
      Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts mainly along and west of US Highway 17. 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 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
      become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.

Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts east of US Highway 17.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Dangerous surf conditions and the high risk of rip currents will continue
for area beaches through early next week.

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

* EVACUATIONS:
Listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess
the risk from wind, falling trees, and flooding at your location. If
you decide to move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do
not relocate, help keep roadways open for those under evacuation
orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind
and allow extra time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit.
Gas up your vehicle ahead of time.


* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 Emergency
Services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.


* 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
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 1130 AM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

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