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Hurricane Statement
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-281415-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO LOCAL STATEMENT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 2A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC AL022016
209 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

**DEPRESSION HAS NOT STRENGTHENED YET**


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 340 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF WILMINGTON NC OR ABOUT 320
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MYRTLE BEACH SC
- 29.5N 76.4W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT 12 MPH

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

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER 2 LOCATED 320 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MYRTLE
BEACH IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN INTO A TROPICAL STORM AS IT
APPROACHES THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST LATE SATURDAY. THE TROPICAL
SYSTEM COULD POTENTIALLY MOVE ONSHORE ACROSS CENTRAL OR THE SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA EARLY SUNDAY, THEN MEANDER TOWARDS THE
NORTHEAST. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND MODERATE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
FROM THIS SYSTEM.

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

* FLOODING RAIN:
PREPARE FOR 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:
PREPARE FOR 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.

* SURGE:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS NORTHEASTERN 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.
- MODERATE BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE, MAINLY IN THE 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.

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

* 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.

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 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 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
ON-SITE 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
-----------

THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC AROUND 6 AM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ045-047-048-049-050-051-052-053-054-055-056-280900-
/O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
200 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ055-281400-
/O.CON.KILM.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
INLAND GEORGETOWN-
156 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
SCZ056-281400-
/O.CON.KILM.TR.W.1002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
156 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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