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Hurricane Statement
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-280800-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO LOCAL STATEMENT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 1A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC AL022016
753 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

**TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER TWO TO APPROACH THE SOUTH CAROLINA
COASTLINE**


NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- NONE

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

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 410 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF WILMINGTON NC OR ABOUT 400
MILES SOUTHEAST OF MYRTLE BEACH SC
- 28.8N 75.1W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT 13 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ABOUT 400 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MYRTLE BEACH IS
EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN INTO A TROPICAL STORM AND APPROACH THE SOUTH
CAROLINA COAST THIS WEEKEND, BRINGING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND
MODERATE WINDS. WHILE THE CENTER OF THE STORM SHOULD MAKE LANDFALL
NEAR CHARLESTON, UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL DEVELOP ACROSS ALL OF
NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* 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:
- 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.
- HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES ON BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED ROADWAYS.
- SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

* SURGE:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED
IMPACTS ACROSS NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN
THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- MINOR OVERWASH 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 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
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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.

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.

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.

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 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 WILMINGTON NC AROUND MIDNIGHT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

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