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Hurricane Statement
GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-290600-

TROPICAL STORM BONNIE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC AL022016
557 PM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA

**TROPICAL STORM BONNIE HAS NOW FORMED**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- NONE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
BERKELEY...JASPER...BEAUFORT...COASTAL
COLLETON...CHARLESTON.

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 110 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SC OR ABOUT 120
MILES SOUTHEAST OF BEAUFORT SC OR ABOUT 120 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
SAVANNAH GA
- 31.1N 79.4W
- STORM INTENSITY 40 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT 10 MPH

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

TROPICAL STORM BONNIE HAS DEVELOPED OFFSHORE. BONNIE CONTINUES TO
MOVE TOWARD THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST. THIS STORM IS SLOWING DOWN
AS IT APPROACHES THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...AND WILL LIKELY REMAIN
NEAR OR AROUND THE REGION THROUGH MONDAY.

THE MAIN IMPACTS FROM THIS SYSTEM ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN MAINLY OVER
THE COASTAL REGIONS WITHIN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA. TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS OF UP TO 45 MPH...ESPECIALLY WITHIN
RAINBANDS...WILL BE POSSIBLE BY THIS EVENING THROUGH AT LEAST THE
FIRST PART OF SUNDAY. THESE WINDS MAY BRING DOWN SOME TREE
BRANCHES OR SMALL LIMBS...PRODUCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
OVER BRIDGES...AND CAUSE SOME SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

THE RAIN COULD BECOME LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING THROUGH
AT LEAST SUNDAY. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS EXPECTED
ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COAST. THERE WILL BE A RISK FOR
MINOR FLOODING...MAINLY IN LOW LYING AND POORLY DRAINED AREAS NEAR
THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST CLOSE TO THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.
HOWEVER...SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
RAINFALL TOTALS WILL BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE EXACT
TRACK...INTENSITY AND FORWARD SPEED OF THE TROPICAL SYSTEM.

AT THE COAST AND BEACHES...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK FOR
LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS...WITH SOME BEACH EROSION ALONG THE
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA COASTS THROUGH THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

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

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES COULD QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER
CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND DITCHES COULD
BECOME SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
- FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN NORMALLY
VULNERABLE SPOTS. RAPID PONDING OF WATER COULD OCCUR 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 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. POTENTIAL 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.
- HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED
ROADWAYS, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
- ISOLATED TO SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
THERE WILL BE STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS AS WELL AS
BEACH EROSION ALONG THE BEACHES OF BOTH SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

* SURGE:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED
IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN
THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED INUNDATION OF SALTWATER MAINLY ALONG IMMEDIATE
SHORELINES AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS FARTHER INLAND NEAR RIVERS
AND CREEKS.
- SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS BECOME OVERSPREAD
WITH SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS IN PLACES WHERE
SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
- MINOR TO MODERATE BEACH EROSION. HEAVY SURF POSSIBLY BREACHING
DUNES, MAINLY IN NORMALLY 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 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

* TORNADOES:
PROTECT AGAINST A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION OF EMERGENCY PLANS.
- ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH
POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS.
- IN ISOLATED LOCATIONS, TORNADOES COULD DAMAGE TREES, VEHICLES,
BOATS AND BUILDINGS, ESPECIALLY MOBILE HOMES AND AND OTHER
POORLY CONSTRUCTED STRUCTURES.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHEAST GEORGIA, 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.

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 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 CHARLESTON SC AROUND 9 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

$$
Rip Current Statement
GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-290000-
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-160529T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
206 PM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS
WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

&&

$$
Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ045-047-048-049-050-051-052-053-054-055-056-290300-
/O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
500 PM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ048-290545-
/O.CON.KCHS.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
BEAUFORT-
531 PM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- HILTON HEAD ISLAND
- BEAUFORT
- BLUFFTON

* 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
- 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: THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- 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: ADDITIONAL 1-3 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- 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 COULD PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES COULD QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER
CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND DITCHES COULD
BECOME SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
- FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN
NORMALLY VULNERABLE SPOTS. RAPID PONDING OF WATER COULD
OCCUR 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
- 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://WEATHER.GOV/CHS

$$

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