• Hurricane Statement

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    NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-120300- Tropical Storm Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 21 National Weather Service Raleigh NC AL142018 732 PM EDT Thu Oct 11 2018 This product covers central North Carolina **TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL CONTINUES TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Anson, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Scotland, and Stanly * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, Sampson, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson * STORM INFORMATION: - About 20 miles north-northwest of Raleigh NC - 36.1N 78.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement Northeast or 50 degrees at 24 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Michael will impact northeast portions of Central North Carolina through this evening. Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are expected, mainly in areas along and north of Highway 64. This rainfall could result in flash flooding, particularly in low-lying and poor drainage areas. River flooding is likely or ongoing in many areas. The threat for river flooding will linger into early next week. In addition, sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph are likely, and a few gusts to 25 to 35 mph remain possible through mid evening. Winds of this magnitude combined with saturated soils will result in scattered downed trees and power lines, resulting in the potential for structural damage and power outages. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across northeast portions of North Carolina. Remain well guarded against locally hazardous flood waters having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, 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. Elsewhere across central North Carolina, little to no impact is anticipated. * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across central North Carolina. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having additional limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - 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, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: RECOVERY PHASE - Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear to return. * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic rise in water levels. * 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 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. $$

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