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Flash Flood Watch
PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-200000-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Northwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Including the cities of Bayamon, Carolina, Catano, Guaynabo,
San Juan, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Tujillo Alto, Ceiba, Canovanas,
Fajardo, Humacao, Loiza, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande, Arroyo,
Guayama, Maunabo, Patillas, Salinas, Yabucoa, Aguas Buenas,
Caguas, Cayey, Cidra, Comerio, Gurabo, Juncos, Las Piedras,
San Lorenzo, Arecibo, Barceloneta, Dorado, Florida, Manati,
Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Aibonito, Baranquitas, Ciales, Coamo,
Corozal, Jayuya, Morovis, Naranjito, Orocovis, Villalba,
Guayanilla, Juana Diaz, Yauco, Penuelas, Ponce, Santa Isabel,
Aguadilla, Camuy, Hatillo, Isabela, Quebradillas, Adjuntas,
Lares, Las Marias, Maricao, Sabana Grande, San Sebastian, Utuado,
Aguada, Anasco, Hormigueros, Mayaguez, Moca, Rincon, San German,
Cabo Rojo, Guanica, Lajas, Culebra, Vieques, Anna's Retreat,
Charlotte Amalie, Charlotte Amalie East, Charlotte Amalie West,
Cruz Bay, Christiansted, Frederiksted, Frederiksted Southeast,
and Grove Place
537 AM AST Tue Sep 19 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* all of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico including
Culebra and Vieques.

* Through Friday afternoon

* Hurricane Maria continues intensifying in an atmosphere
abundant in moisture. It is moving relatively slowly and will
linger over the local area for more than 24 hours spreading
torrential downpours across the islands with even more intense
rainfall in the mountains of the islands it encounters. A
storm total of 12 to 18 inches is expected and isolated areas
may receive 25 inches or more.

* This flooding will lead to rapid rises in all streams and
rivers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then Puerto Rico. Low
lying roads will be flooded first and many major highways will
be made impassible during the passage of the storm. Mudslides
may also block roads not expected to flood. Any homes in low-
lying areas near rivers and streams will be flooded and
flooding may leave residents with no avenue of escape. Those
in coastal areas may have streams and rivers backed up from
storm surge created by the hurricane. Downed electrical wires
may be able to electrify these waters as an additional hazard.
Some bridges and causeways may also wash away.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding.

This is a very dangerous situation. If you have any doubts about
whether you will be in a flooded area or if your shelter may be
in danger of mudslides, you should seek shelter from Hurricane
Maria early--before winds and rains commence Tuesday.

Preparations for this flooding should be made in advance. The
National Weather Service will continue to monitor this dangerous
situation and keep forecasts and warnings updated.

&&

$$
Flash Flood Watch
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Puerto Rico, Culebra, Vieques y las Islas Virgenes Americanas
537 AM AST martes 19 de septiembre de 2017

...VIGILANCIA DE INUNDACIONES REPENTINAS CONTINUA EN EFECTO HASTA
LA TARDE DEL VIERNES...

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorologia en San Juan ha emitido

* Una Advertencia de Inundaciones Urbanas y de riachuelos para...
las Islas Virgenes Americanas y Puerto Rico incluyendo a Culebra y
Vieques.

* Hasta la tarde del viernes

* Huracan Maria continua intensificandose en una atmosfera abundante
en humedad. Se mueve relativamente lento y pudiera persistir sobre
el area local por mas de 24 horas resultando en aguaceros
torrenciales a traves de las islas con lluvia mas intensa en las
montanas de las islas. Un total de lluvia de 12 a 18 pulgadas es
posible y areas aisladas pudieran recibir 25 pulgadas o mas.

* Esta inundaciones resultara en crecidas rapidas de riachuelos y
rios en las Islas Virgenes Americanas y Puerto Rico. Las calles se
inundaran primero y varias autopistas principales pudieran estar
intransitables durante el paso del huracan. Deslizamientos de lodo
pudieran impedir el paso de carreteras. Las casas en areas
inundables cerca de rios y riachuelos se inundaran impidiendo que
los residentes puedan escapar. Aquellos en areas costeras pudieran
estar siendo afectado por marejadas ciclonicas creadas por el
huracan. Lineas electricas caidas podrian cargar con corriente
estas aguas como un peligro adicional. Algunos puentes y carreteras
elevadas podrian ser arrastrados.

MEDIDAS DE PRECAUCION/PREPARATIVOS...

UNA VIGILANCIA DE INUNDACIONES REPENTINAS SIGNIFICA QUE CONDICIONES
LAS CONDICIONES ESTAN FAVORABLES PARA INUNDACIONES.

ESTA ES UNA SITUACION MUY PELIGROSA. SI TIENE DUDAS SOBRE SI SU
LOCALIZACION ESTA PROPENSA A INUNDACIONES DEBE BUSCAR REFUGIO SEGURO
ANTES DE QUE LOS VIENTOS Y LAS LLUVIAS COMIENZEN.

LAS PREPARACIONES PARA ESTAS INUNDACIONES DEBEN SER COMPLETADAS
INMEDIATAMENTE. EL SERVICIO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA CONTINUARA
MONITOREANDO ESTA PELIGROSA SITUACION Y MANTENDRA LOS PRONOSTICO Y
AVISOS ACTUALIZADOS.

&&

$$
Hurricane Statement
PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-191415-

COMUNICADO LOCAL HURACAN MARIA ADVERTENCIA INTERMEDIA NUMERO 12A
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA SAN JUAN PR AL152017
215 AM AST MARTES 19 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2017

Este producto cubre PUERTO RICO E LAS ISLAS VIRGENES AMERICANAS

**MARIA CONTINUA COMO UN HURACAN EXTREMADAMENTE PELIGROSO LUEGO DE
MOVERSE SOBRE DOMINICA**

INFORMACION NUEVA
-----------------

* CAMBIOS A VIGILANCIAS Y AVISOS:
- Ninguno

* VIGILANCIAS Y AVISOS ACTUALES:
- Un Aviso de Huracan esta en efecto para todo Puerto Rico y las
Islas Virgenes Americanas

* INFORMACION DE LA TORMENTA:
- Alrededor de 330 millas al sureste de San Juan PR o alrededor
de 240 millas al sureste de San Thomas VI
- 15.7N 61.9O
- Intensidad de la tormenta 155 MPH
- Movimiento hacia el oeste noroeste o 300 grados a 9 mph

RESUMEN DE LA SITUACION
-----------------------

Maria continua como un huracan extremadamente peligroso. Condiciones
de huracan probablemente comenzaran el martes en la noche a traves
de las Islas Virgenes Americanas, Vieques y Culebra y a traves de
Puerto Rico el miercoles en la manana. Es probable que vientos con
fuerza de huracan continuen a traves de las Islas Virgenes
Americanas, Vieques, y Culebra hasta el miercoles en la tarde y a
traves de Puerto Rico hasta miercoles en la noche. Danos severos son
posibles en las estructuras que no son fuertes. Acumulaciones de
lluvia a traves de las islas locales dependera de la velocidad de
traslacion, y basado en los pronostico mas recientes se espera que
Maria produzca acumulaciones totales de 12 a 18 pulgadas con
acumulaciones aisladas de 25 pulgadas o mas. Ahora es el momento de
completar las preparaciones en su plan de emergencia para asegurar
su hogar o negocio.

IMPACTOS POTENCIALES
--------------------

* INUNDACIONES:

Preparese para inundaciones amenazantes a la vida con posibles
impactos devastadores a traves de todo Puerto Rico y Las Islas
Virgenes Americanas. Impactos potenciales incluyen:
- Inundaciones causadas por lluvias extremas podrian resultar en
numerosas evacuaciones y rescates.
- Rios y sus tributarios podrian desbordarse abrumadoramente sobre
sus bancos en varios lugares con agua a niveles profundos.
Riachuelos, quebradas, canales, arroyos, y zanjas podrian
convertirse en rios violentos. En areas montanosas, escorrentias
peligrosas podrian interrumpir por los valles mientras aumenta la
suseptibilidad de deslizamientos de rocas y tierra. Sistemas de
control de inundacion y barreras podrian estar bajo gran presion.
- Inundaciones pueden moverse dentro de numerosas estructuras dentro
de varias comunidades, algunas estructuras podrian tornarse
inhabitables o arrastradas. Numerosos lugares donde inundaciones
podrian cubrir rutas de escape. Calles y estacionamientos se
convertiran en rios violentos sumergiendo areas debajo de puentes.
Condiciones para conducir se tornaran muy peligrosas. Cierre de
numerosas carreteras y puentes con algunos debilitados o arrastrados.

* VIENTO:

Preparese para vientos amenazantes a la vida con posibles impactos
devastadores a traves de todo Puerto Rico y las Islas Virgenes
Americanas. Impactos potenciales incluyen:
- Danos estructurales a edificios fuertes, algunos con fallas
completas en el techo y paredes. Destruccion completa de casa
moviles. Grandes danos por proyectiles. Localizaciones podrian
estar inhabitables por semanas o meses.
- Numerosos arboles grandes caidos o arrancados de raiz junto a
cercas y rotulos de carreteras caidos.
- Varias carreteras intransitables debido a escombros grandes, y
mas frecuente dentro de areas urbanas o boscosas. Algunos de los
puentes, puentes elevados y rutas de acceso estaran
intransitables.
- Perdidas generalizadas del servicio de energia electrica o
comunicaciones.

* MAREJADA CICLONICA:
Preparese para marejada ciclonica amenazante a la vida con posibles
impactos extensos a traves de la mayoria de las areas costeras,
particularmente a traves de las costas este y sur de Puerto Rico
de las islas locales. Impactos potenciales en esta area
incluyen:
- Areas grandes con inundaciones profundas, con inundaciones de
marejada ciclonica realizados por oleaje peligroso. Danos
estructurales a los edificios, con muchos de ellos arastrados.
Danos agravados por escombros considerables flotando en el agua.
Lugares podrian estar inhabitables por periodos extensos.
- Secciones amplias con rutas de desalojo en las costas y carreteras
secundarias danadas o inundadas severamente. Sistemas para controlar
inundaciones y barreras podrian ser estresadas.
- Erosion de playa severa con perdida significativa de las dunas.
- Danos mayores a las marinas, puertos, entablados, y muelles. Muchas
embarcaciones pequenas arrancadas de las anclas con muchas de ellas
arrastradas mar adentro y varadas.

* TORNADOS:
Preparese para un evento de tornados peligrosos con posibles
impactos significativos a traves de todo Puerto Rico y las
Islas Virgenes Americanas. Impactos potenciales incluyen:
- La ocurrencia de tornados dispersos podrian intervenir con la
ejecucion de los planes de emergencia durante eventos tropicales.
- Algunos lugares podrian experimentar danos de tornado, con algunos
lugares con danos considerables, perdida de energia electrica, y
fallas en las comunicaciones.
- Localizaciones podrian tener techos removidos de la estructura de
las casas, casas moviles demolidas, vagones volcados, arboles
grandes caidos o arrancandos de raiz, vehiculos volteados y
embarcaciones pequenas sacudidas bruscamente.

MEDIDAS DE PRECAUCION/PREPARATIVOS
----------------------------------

* EVACUACIONES:

Si usted es excepcionalmente vulnerable a vientos o peligro de agua
debido a sistemas tropicales, considere evacuar voluntariamente,
especialmente si es recomendado oficialmente. Trasladese a un
refugio o destino seguro predeterminado.

Si esta desalojando el area o reubicandose a un refugio seguro,
favor de salir temprano antes de que las condiciones del tiempo se
tornen peligrosas.


* OTRAS INFORMACIONES DE PREPARATIVOS:
Ahora es el momento de verificar su plan de emergencia y tomar las
acciones necesarias para asegurar su hogar o negocio. Los
preparativos deben estar en proceso para proteger vida y propiedad.
Asegurese de que su botiquin de emergencia este abastecido y listo.

Los preparativos afuera deben ser completados lo mas pronto posible
antes de que las condiciones del tiempo se deterioren completamente.
Cualquier desalojo o reubicacion restante debe ser acelerado antes
de la llegada de los vientos con fuerza de tormenta tropical.

Si estas reubicando a un albergue seguro, desaloje lo mas pronto
posible. Si estaras en un albergue comunitario, familiarizarse con
las reglas del albergue antes de llegar, especialmente si necesitas
asistencia especial o si tienes mascotas. Lleve productos esenciales
de su estuche de emergencia. Verifique los productos actualizados
del pronostico del tiempo antes de desalojar.

De no reubicarse a un albergue adecuadamente podrian resultar en
heridas serias o perdida de vida. Siempre este atento a los consejos
de los oficiales y obedece las ordenes emitidas. Recuerda, durante
la tormenta los servicios del 9 1 1 puedan que no esten disponibles
inmediatamente si las condiciones estan peligrosas. Esto debe ser un
factor grande cuando estes haciendo desiciones.

Comunicarse con sus contactos de emergencia de familia, amistades, y
colegas. Informale de su estado y salud. Informarle de sus
intensiones y medidas para enfrentar el evento y cuando te
reportaras nuevamente.

Mantenga los celulares con carga y accesible. Ademas, el cargador de
celular para los vehiculos puede ser util luego de la tormenta.
Localice su cargador y mantengalo con su celular.

En situaciones de emergencia mantenga la calma. mantengase informado
y enfocado en la situacion a mano. Ejerce paciencia con otras
personas. Ayude a otros si necesitan colaboracion o que necesiten
conocer sobre las condiciones atmosfericas.

Si estas reubicando a un albergue cercano o al hogar de un familiar
o amigo, conduzca con precaucion, especialmente en carreteras
secundarias. Recuerda, muchos puentes estaran cerrados el momento
que los vientos fuertes lleguen. Ademas, si se encuentra con una
carretera cubierta en agua, busque ruta alterna. Siempre obedezca
los rotulos oficiales de las carreteras cerradas y las rutas
alternas.

Si estas visitando y aun estas en el area, mantengase atento por el
nombre de las ciudad donde se esta hospedando en las noticias
locales. Asegurese saber el nombre de la ciudad y municipio en donde
se localiza. Presta atencion para instrucciones de las autoridades
locales.

Debe monitorear atentamente el radio NOAA u otros fuentes de
noticias locales para informacion oficial sobre la tormenta. Este
preparado para actuar a los posibles cambios del pronostico oficial.


* FUERTES ADICIONALES DE INFORMACION:
- Para informacion sobre preparativos apropiados refierase a ready.
- Para informacion sobre crear un plan de emergencia refierase a
getagameplan.org
- Para informacion sobre preparativos de desastre refierase a
redcross.org

PROXIMA ACTUALIZACION
---------------------

El proximo comunicado local sera emitido por el Servicio Nacional de
Meteorologia en San Juan PR alrededor de las 5:30 AM AST, o tan
pronto las condiciones lo ameriten.

$$
Hurricane Statement
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Hurricane Maria Local Statement Advisory Number 13
National Weather Service San Juan PR AL152017
540 AM AST Tue Sep 19 2017

This product covers PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS

**EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MARIA HEADED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
AND PUERTO RICO**


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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin
Islands.

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 300 miles southeast of San Juan PR or about 200 miles
southeast of Saint Croix VI
- 16.0N 62.3W
- Storm Intensity 160 mph
- Movement West-northwest or 300 degrees at 9 mph

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

Hurricane conditions are expected to begin tonight across the USVI,
Vieques and Culebra; and across Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning.
Hurricane force winds will likely continue across USVI, Vieques and
Culebra through Wednesday afternoon; and across Puerto Rico through
late Wednesday night. These winds will produce catastrophic damage.
Rainfall accumulations across the local islands will depend highly on
the forward speed, and based on the latest forecast Maria is expected
to produce storm total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches with isolated
amounts of 25 inches or more. Therefore, devastating to catastrophic
flooding is also expected. Preparations should be wrapped up as soon
as possible.

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

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
devastating impacts across PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS.
Potential impacts include:
- Extreme rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations and
rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may overwhelmingly overflow their banks
in many places with deep moving water. Small streams, creeks,
canals, arroyos, and ditches may become raging rivers. In
mountain areas, deadly runoff may rage down valleys while
increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. Flood
control systems and barriers may become stressed.
- Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
away. Numerous places where flood waters may cover escape
routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of raging water
with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become very
dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures with some weakened
or washed out.

* WIND:
Protect against life-threatening wind having possible devastating
impacts across PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS. Potential
impacts include:
- Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof
and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Damage
greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations
may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
- Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
roadway signs blown over.
- Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways, and access
routes impassable.
- Widespread power and communications outages.

* SURGE:
Protect against life-threatening surge having possible extensive
impacts particularly southeast Puerto Rico and Saint Croix. Potential
impacts in this area include:
- Large areas of deep inundation with storm surge flooding
accentuated by battering waves. Structural damage to buildings,
with several washing away. Damage compounded by floating
debris. Locations may be uninhabitable for an extended period.
- Large sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
washed out or severely flooded. Flood control systems and
barriers may become stressed.
- Severe beach erosion with significant dune loss.
- Major damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Many
small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
unprotected anchorages with some lifted onshore and stranded.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a dangerous tornado event having possible significant
impacts across PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS. 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.

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

* EVACUATIONS:

For those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
Let others know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.


* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

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 San Juan PR around 8:30 AM AST, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$
Hurricane Warning
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/O.CON.KNHC.HU.W.1015.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
504 AM AST TUE SEP 19 2017

$$

Hurricane Warning
PRZ008-191945-
/O.CON.TJSJ.HU.W.1015.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
Northwest-
741 AM AST Tue Sep 19 2017

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Northwest

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Cat 1 Hurricane force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 60-80 mph with gusts to 115 mph
- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Wednesday
morning until Thursday morning
- Window for Hurricane force winds: Wednesday morning until
early Thursday morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Extreme
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
major hurricane force wind greater than 110 mph of
equivalent Category 3 intensity or higher.
- To be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of
devastating to catastrophic wind impacts. Remaining efforts
to secure properties should now be brought to completion.
- Extremely dangerous and life-threatening wind is possible.
Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury,
loss of life, or immense human suffering. Move to safe
shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Devastating to Catastrophic
- Widespread power outages with some areas experiencing
long-term outages
- Many bridges and access routes connecting barrier islands
impassable
- Structural category to sturdy buildings with some having
complete wall and roof failures
- Complete destruction of mobile homes
- Numerous roads impassable from large debris

* STORM SURGE
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 4-6 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: through early Wednesday evening

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency considerations should posture for a reasonable
threat for dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3
feet above ground.
- To be safe, evacuees should be located within prescribed
shelters and well away from storm surge flooding capable of
significant impacts.
- Life-threatening inundation is possible. Those who failed
to take protective action risk serious injury or loss of
life.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
- Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 10-14 inches, with
locally higher amounts

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Extreme
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat of
extreme flooding where peak rainfall totals vastly exceed
amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation.
Rescues and emergency evacuations are very likely.
- To be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of
devastating to catastrophic flooding rain impacts.
- Life-threatening flooding is possible. Failure to take
action may result in serious injury, significant loss of
life, or human suffering. If flood related watches and
warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. Poor
decisions may result in being cut off or needlessly risk
lives. If vulnerable, relocate to safe shelter on higher
ground before flood waters arrive.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Devastating to Catastrophic
- Extreme rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations
and rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may overwhelmingly overflow their
banks in many places with deep moving water. Small streams,
creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become raging
rivers. In mountain areas, deadly runoff may rage down
valleys while increasing susceptibility to rockslides and
mudslides. Flood control systems and barriers may become
stressed.
- Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
washed away. Numerous places where flood waters may cover
escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
raging water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
become very dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures
with some weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is very favorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: High
- The tornado threat has increased from the previous
assessment.
- When implementing emergency plans, include a reasonable
threat for numerous tornadoes.
- To be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of
extensive tornado impacts. Those living in mobile homes
should relocate to more substantial shelter before severe
weather arrives.
- Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive
- The occurrence of numerous tornadoes can greatly hinder the
execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
- Many places may experience tornado damage with a few spots
of immense destruction, power loss, and communications
failures.
- Locations could realize roof and wall failures of sturdy
buildings with some being leveled, structures upon weak
foundations blown away, mobile homes obliterated, large
trees twisted and snapped with forested trees uprooted,
vehicles lifted off the ground and thrown, and small boats
destroyed. Large and deadly projectiles can add to the toll.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SJU/

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