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Hurricane Statement
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-310015-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC AL082016
1204 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

**TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT SLOWLY APPROACHING THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST THIS AFTERNOON**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- NONE

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

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 70 MILES SOUTH OF BUXTON NC OR ABOUT 70 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF OCRACOKE NC
- 34.2N 75.3W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTH-NORTHWEST OR 335 DEGREES AT 5 MPH

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

TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT...LOCATED ABOUT 70 MILES SOUTH OF CAPE
HATTERAS, IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH. A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY, AND A TURN TOWARD THE
NORTHEAST IS FORECAST ON WEDNESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER
OF THE DEPRESSION WILL BE NEAR THE OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA THIS
AFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING.

THE PRIMARY IMPACT WILL BE HEAVY RAIN AND THE THREAT FOR LOCALIZED
MINOR FLOODING, MAINLY ALONG THE COAST. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO
2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ON THE COAST 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 AND ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.

MINOR STORM SURGE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITH WATER LEVELS RISES OF A
FOOT OR LESS ABOVE NORMAL RESULTING IN INUNDATION ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
OF LESS THAN A FOOT. THIS WOULD MAINLY BE OVER THE AREAS ADJACENT TO
THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PAMLICO SOUND AND BEACHES FROM CAPE LOOKOUT
TO OREGON INLET.

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

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST 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.
- ISOLATED 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:
PROTECT AGAINST 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.
- MINOR BEACH EROSION. STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SHORE BREAK ARE LIKELY.


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

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS THE OUTER BANKS AND DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY. POTENTIAL
IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY OCCUR.
- MINOR FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE AT PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING OF WATER
OCCURS, SUCH AS 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 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 BRING TO COMPLETION ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN.

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
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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 Warning
NCZ103-310000-
/O.CON.KMHX.TR.W.1008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
OUTER BANKS DARE-
1147 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- RODANTHE
- BUXTON
- HATTERAS VILLAGE

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 30-40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 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.

- 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 FOOT
ABOVE GROUND SOMEWHERE WITHIN SURGE PRONE AREAS
- WINDOW OF CONCERN: THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

- 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 1-2 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS.

- 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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
NCZ095-103-104-302100-
/O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
200 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

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