Tropical Storm Andrea
9:30 a.m. June 7, 2013Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services
The Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services participated in a weather conference call at 9 a.m. with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. The following forecast was given by the National Weather Service:
Rainfall is the main threat from the storm with 3 to 4 inches expected, and isolated areas of up to 6 inches of rainfall possible. The heaviest rain is beginning Friday morning continuing into Friday evening. The heaviest band of rain is expected to set up along a track across North east North Carolina and will include the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There is a flood watch in effect until midnight Friday. Minor to moderate flooding is likely in poor drainage and low lying areas Friday. The heavy rainfall may cause small streams and creeks to rise out of their banks, overflowing low lying roads. Wind speeds of 20-25 mph sustained and gusts of 30-35 mph will occur. Tidal anomalies of around one half of a foot to a foot are expected.
There is an isolated risk of tornadoes from mid-morning Friday morning into Friday afternoon.
The following high tides for Salisbury and Whitehaven are during the heaviest portions of rainfall
Salisbury: 3:40 p.m. Friday and 3:55 a.m. Saturday
Whitehaven: 2:45 p.m. Friday and 3:00 a.m. Saturday
Wicomico County Dept. of Emergency Services (DES)
The DES is continuing to monitor the situation in conjunction with MEMA and the National Weather Service. Additional Informational Bulletins will be issued if necessary.