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Hurricane Statement
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-300000-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC AL082016
1200 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

**DEPRESSION CONTINUING NORTHWESTWARD**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- NONE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CARTERET...OUTER
BANKS DARE AND OUTER BANKS HYDE

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 180 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BUXTON NC OR ABOUT 210 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF MOREHEAD CITY NC
- 33.2N 73.5W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 310 DEGREES AT 7 MPH

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

TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT...LOCATED ABOUT 180 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAPE
HATTERAS, IS MOVING NORTHWEST TOWARDS THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST. A
DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SLOW NORTHWESTWARD
MOTION INTO TUESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF THE CYCLONE
WILL PASS OFFSHORE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS LATE TUESDAY AND
TUESDAY NIGHT. AT THIS TIME, TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT IS FORECAST TO
BECOME A TROPICAL STORM TONIGHT.

THE PRIMARY IMPACT WILL BE HEAVY RAIN AND THE THREAT FOR LOCALIZED
MINOR FLOODING, MAINLY ALONG THE OUTER BANKS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO
3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF UP TO 5 INCHES
POSSIBLE.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST, MAINLY
FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO OREGON INLET. THESE WINDS COULD LEAD TO SOME
DOWNED TREES AS WELL AS MINOR DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS,
CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. WIDELY SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

MINOR STORM SURGE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITH WATER LEVELS 1 FOOT
ABOVE GROUND LEVEL OR LESS. THIS WOULD MAINLY BE OVER THE AREAS ADJACENT TO
THE SOUTHERN PAMLICO SOUND AND BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT.
THERE COULD BE SOME MINOR EROSION FROM THE ELEVATED WATER LEVELS
COMBINED WITH WAVE RUN UP ALONG AREA BEACHES.

BEACHGOERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF A VERY HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

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

* WIND:
PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS
THE OUTER BANKS AND DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY.
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.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* SURGE:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS THE OUTER BANKS AND DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY.
POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING MAINLY ALONG
IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS, OR IN AREAS
FARTHER INLAND NEAR WHERE HIGHER SURGE WATERS MOVE ASHORE.
- SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS BECOME OVERSPREAD
WITH SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS DANGEROUS IN PLACES WHERE
SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
- MODERATE BEACH EROSION. HEAVY SURF ALSO BREACHING DUNES, MAINLY
IN USUALLY VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
- MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS,
AND PIERS. A FEW SMALL CRAFT BROKEN AWAY FROM MOORINGS.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* FLOODING RAIN: PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING
HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS THE OUTER BANKS AND
DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE: -
LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS. -
RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS.
SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, 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 EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* TORNADOES:
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME
ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* 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
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC AROUND 6 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

$$
Tropical Storm Watch
NCZ095-292330-
/O.CON.KMHX.TR.A.1008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
CARTERET-
1118 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- CAPE LOOKOUT
- PORTSMOUTH

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 10-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- THE WIND THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WIND OF 39 TO 57 MPH.
- TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON AVOIDING INJURY.
PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO LIMITED WIND IMPACTS.
- FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. REMAIN
SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS WIND SUBSIDES.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE UNFOLDING.
- THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL
STRENGTH, DURATION, AND EXPOSURE OF THE WIND AS EXPERIENCED
AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS.

* STORM SURGE
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: LOCALIZED STORM SURGE POSSIBLE
- PEAK STORM SURGE INUNDATION: THE POTENTIAL FOR UP TO 1 FEET
ABOVE GROUND SOMEWHERE WITHIN SURGE PRONE AREAS
- WINDOW OF CONCERN: AROUND HIGH TIDE

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- THE STORM SURGE THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD POSTURE FOR A REASONABLE
THREAT FOR PEAK STORM SURGE FLOODING OF GREATER THAN 1 FOOT
ABOVE GROUND.
- TO BE SAFE, STAY AWAY FROM STORM SURGE FLOODING CAPABLE OF
LIMITED IMPACTS.
- LOCALIZED INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE. CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN SURGE EVENT ARE UNFOLDING.
- THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL
HEIGHT OF STORM SURGE MOVING ONSHORE AND THE RESULTING
DEPTH OF COASTAL FLOODING AS EXPERIENCED AT PARTICULAR
LOCATIONS.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL AROUND 1 INCH

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM
THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A THREAT OF
FLOODING.
- BE SAFE AND REMAIN READY TO PROTECT AGAINST FLOODING RAIN
IMPACTS.
- IF FLOOD RELATED WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT, HEED
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED
- LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER
CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, 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.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- SITUATION IS UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
- THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR
TORNADOES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR.
- LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL
TORNADOES.
- ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
- LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- HTTP://READY.GOV/HURRICANES
- HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MHX/TROPICAL

$$
Tropical Storm Watch
NCZ095-103-104-292100-
/O.CON.KNHC.TR.A.1008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
200 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

CAPE-LOOKOUT-NC 34.60N 76.53W
OREGON-INLET-NC 35.76N 75.51W

$$

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