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Hurricane Statement
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-282100-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO LOCAL STATEMENT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 3A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC AL022016
855 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

**TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WILL APPROACH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST TODAY
AND MAY BRIEFLY STRENGTHEN TO A WEAK TROPICAL STORM**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- NONE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
HORRY...COASTAL HORRY...INLAND GEORGETOWN AND COASTAL GEORGETOWN

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 290 MILES SOUTH OF WILMINGTON NC OR ABOUT 260 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MYRTLE BEACH SC
- 30.0N 78.0W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 305 DEGREES AT 14 MPH

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

TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO...LOCATED ABOUT 260 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MYRTLE
BEACH...IS FORECAST TO BRIEFLY STRENGTHEN INTO A WEAK TROPICAL STORM
EARLY SUNDAY AS IT APPROACHES THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST NEAR
CHARLESTON. THE TROPICAL SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO TURN TO THE NORTHEAST
ON SUNDAY AND SLOWLY MOVE UP THE CAROLINA COASTLINE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS FROM THIS
SYSTEM, AS AN AVERAGE OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS FORECAST TO FALL BETWEEN
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT ACROSS NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
AND SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA. A FEW LOCATIONS MAY RECEIVE AS MUCH AS
4 INCHES OF RAIN.

SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO
SPREAD ACROSS GEORGETOWN COUNTY ON SUNDAY, AND POTENTIALLY INTO
SOUTHERN HORRY COUNTY AS WELL. ELSEWHERE ACROSS NORTHEASTERN
SOUTH CAROLINA, WINDS WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 20 MPH, WITH GUSTS TO
30 MPH ALONG THE COAST. SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS FROM WIND ARE LESS
LIKELY ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA.

ROUGH SURF AND AN INCREASED DANGER OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN BE
EXPECTED BEGINNING LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH
SUNDAY ALONG THE ENTIRE COAST FROM GEORGETOWN COUNTY NORTHWARD TO
PENDER COUNTY.

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

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH
CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM RAINFALL MAY OCCUR, ESPECIALLY IN
LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME RIVERS AND CREEKS MAY
RISE AS A RESULT OF THE RAIN. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, AND
DITCHES MAY OVERFLOW IN SOME LOCATIONS.
- SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS MAY BECOME FULL AND
BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL
IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, SHEDS, AND UNANCHORED
MOBILE HOMES IS POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS MAY BE
BLOWN ABOUT.
- SOME LARGE LIMBS MAY BREAK FROM TREES. A FEW SHALLOW ROOTED OR
WEAK TREES MAY SNAP OR BE KNOCKED DOWN. SOME FENCES AND ROADWAY
SIGNS DAMAGED.
- A FEW ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY
WITHIN URBAN OR HEAVILY WOODED LOCATIONS. HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES
ON BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED ROADWAYS.
- SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
-ROUGH SURF WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA COAST
BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL SPREAD TO THE COAST OF
SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA BY SUNDAY. THERE WILL BE AN INCREASING
DANGER OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS BEGINNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY FOR ALL AREA BEACHES.

* SURGE:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED
IMPACTS ACROSS NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN
THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED INUNDATION AND MINOR OVER-WASH IS POSSIBLE, MAINLY
ALONG IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND OTHER VULNERABLE LOW-LYING AREAS
ALONG THE COAST. LOW SPOTS ALONG WATERWAYS AND TIDAL CREEKS MAY
ALSO BE IMPACTED.
- SOME PORTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS MAY BECOME
COVERED BY SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS
IN PLACES WHERE THE SURGE COVERS THE ROAD.
- MINOR TO MODERATE BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE, MAINLY IN VULNERABLE
LOCATIONS ALONG THE OCEAN FRONT.
- MINOR DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS, AND PIERS IS
POSSIBLE. A FEW SMALL CRAFT MAY BREAK AWAY FROM MOORINGS IF NOT
PROPERLY SECURED.
- NAVIGATION MAY BE DIFFICULT NEAR INLETS AND WATERWAYS, AS
NAVIGATIONAL AIDS MAY BE OFF STATION OR MISSING.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH
CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

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

* 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 DETERIORATE.

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.

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 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 12 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ045-047-048-049-050-051-052-053-054-055-056-281500-
/O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
800 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

SAVANNAH-RIVER-GA 32.03N 80.86W
LITTLE-RIVER-INLET-SC 33.85N 78.56W

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ055-282045-
/O.CON.KILM.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
INLAND GEORGETOWN-
835 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- ANDREWS

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 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.
- NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO
ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. REMAIN
SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS WIND SUBSIDES.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: STILL UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE STILL
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: STILL UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN SURGE EVENT ARE STILL
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: 1-3 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 FLOODING FROM RAINFALL MAY OCCUR, ESPECIALLY IN
LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME RIVERS AND CREEKS
MAY RISE AS A RESULT OF THE RAIN. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS,
AND DITCHES MAY OVERFLOW IN SOME LOCATIONS.
- SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS MAY BECOME FULL
AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD CLOSURES ARE
POSSIBLE.

* 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://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ILM/TROPICS
- HTTP://READY.GOV/HURRICANES

$$
Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ056-282045-
/O.CON.KILM.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
835 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- GEORGETOWN
- MURRELLS INLET

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 25-35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 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.
- NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO
ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. REMAIN
SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS WIND SUBSIDES.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: STILL UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE STILL
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: STILL UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN SURGE EVENT ARE STILL
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: 1-3 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 FLOODING FROM RAINFALL MAY OCCUR, ESPECIALLY IN
LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME RIVERS AND CREEKS
MAY RISE AS A RESULT OF THE RAIN. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS,
AND DITCHES MAY OVERFLOW IN SOME LOCATIONS.
- SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS MAY BECOME FULL
AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD CLOSURES ARE
POSSIBLE.

* 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://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ILM/TROPICS
- HTTP://READY.GOV/HURRICANES

$$

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