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    Hurricane Statement

    NCZ046-047-081-095-098-103-104-251200- Hurricane Maria Local Statement Advisory Number 36 National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC AL152017 1148 PM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017 This product covers Eastern North Carolina **TROPICAL STORM AND STORM SURGE WATCHES ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Craven - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch are in effect for Carteret, Outer Banks Dare, and Outer Banks Hyde - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Mainland Dare, Mainland Hyde, Onslow, and Tyrrell * STORM INFORMATION: - About 390 miles south-southeast of Buxton NC or about 390 miles southeast of Morehead City NC - 30.0N 73.0W - Storm Intensity 90 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 8 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Hurricane Maria located about 390 miles south-southeast of Buxton is moving north at 8 mph and will continue on this track the next several days with a slower forward speed expected. Maria is forecast to move between 100 and 150 miles offshore of the North Carolina coast Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night. Tropical Storm force winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected to spread along the coast Tuesday afternoon and continue into Wednesday Night. The strongest winds are expected north of Cape Lookout and especially over the Outer Banks. The prolonged gusty north to northeast winds will lead to storm surge inundation of 2 to 4 feet above ground level mainly for the beaches north of Cape Lookout and adjacent to the southern Pamlico Sound. This will produce minor to moderate coastal flooding with ocean overwash likely in spots. The very rough surf will continue the threat of life threatening rip currents all beaches. Rainfall will be confined to mainly the immediate coast with amounts of 1 to 3 inches. This should produce only minor flooding of low lying areas. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * SURGE: Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts across soundside portions of Dare, Hyde, Craven and Downeast Carteret Counties, along with oceanside Dare County north of Cape Hatteras. Potential impacts in this area include: - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast. - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages. Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Tyrrell and Mainland Dare Counties adjacent to the Alligator River, and soundside portions of Pamlico County. Elsewhere across Eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is anticipated. * WIND: Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Outer Banks Dare and Hyde County and eastern portions of mainland Dare County. Potential impacts in this area include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the rest of Eastern North Carolina, mainly adjacent to the sounds. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Large surf will bring a high threat of life threatening rip currents, dangerous shore break and beach erosion across all Eastern North Carolina beaches. It is recommended that you stay out of the surf zone. * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Dare, Hyde and Downeast Carteret Counties. Potential impacts include: - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs 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 Eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is anticipated. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: 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. * 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. When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties which must be taken into account. If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low lying or poor drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground 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. 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 Newport/Morehead City NC around 6 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. $$ More

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