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Friday, September 02, 2016

Tropical Storm Warning In Effect For Wicomico County

Tropical Storm Warning

HERMINE LOCAL WATCH/WARNING STATEMENT/ADVISORY NUMBER 21
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  AL092016
1155 AM EDT FRI SEP 2 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM WIND CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA AND WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - SALISBURY

* 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: MODERATE
        - THE WIND THREAT HAS INCREASED FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
        - REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR STRONG
          TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 58 TO 73 MPH.
        - TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON PROTECTING LIFE.
          PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT WIND IMPACTS.
        - NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO
          ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY, OR IN SOME
          CASES LOSS OF LIFE. REMAIN SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS
          WIND SUBSIDES.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING
        - POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE 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: EARLY SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL EARLY
          SUNDAY EVENING

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
        - THE STORM SURGE THREAT HAS INCREASED FROM THE PREVIOUS
          ASSESSMENT.
        - EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE A REASONABLE THREAT FOR PEAK
          STORM SURGE FLOODING OF GREATER THAN 1 FOOT ABOVE GROUND.
        - TO BE SAFE, PREPARE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF LIMITED STORM
          SURGE FLOODING IMPACTS. EFFORTS SHOULD NOW BE BROUGHT TO
          COMPLETION BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE.
        - LOCALIZED INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
          OF LOCAL OFFICIALS. CONSIDER VOLUNTARY EVACUATION IF
          RECOMMENDED. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY IF EVACUATION ORDERS ARE
          ISSUED.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED
        - LOCALIZED INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING MAINLY ALONG
          IMMEDIATE SHORELINES, AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS.
        - SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS BECOME
          OVERSPREAD WITH SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS DANGEROUS
          IN PLACES WHERE SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
        - MODERATE BEACH EROSION. HEAVY SURF POSSIBLY BREACHING
          DUNES, MAINLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. STRONG RIP
          CURRENTS.
        - MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS,
          BOARDWALKS, AND PIERS. A FEW SMALL CRAFT BROKEN AWAY FROM
          MOORINGS.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: 3-5 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 HEAVY RAINFALL MAY PROMPT A FEW
          EVACUATIONS
        - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFT
          CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME
          SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW.
        - FLOOD WATERS MAY 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. SOME 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
        - 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://READY.GOV/HURRICANES
    - MEMA.MARYLAND.GOV
    - WEATHER.GOV/AKQ
 
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TROPICAL STORM HERMINE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 21
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  AL092016
1246 PM EDT FRI SEP 2 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH 
CAROLINA... AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE

**TROPICAL STORM HERMINE WILL TRACK ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...THEN STALLS OFF THE DELMARVA COAST BY EARLY
NEXT WEEK**
 
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM
      WARNING FOR INLAND WORCESTER...MARYLAND
      BEACHES...PASQUOTANK...CAMDEN...WESTERN
      CURRITUCK...BERTIE...CHOWAN...PERQUIMANS...EASTERN
      CURRITUCK...NORTHUMBERLAND...LANCASTER...GLOUCESTER...
      MIDDLESEX...MATHEWS...SURRY...JAMES       CITY...ISLE OF
      WIGHT...NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH...SUFFOLK...CHESAPEAKE...VIRGINIA
      BEACH...ACCOMACK...NORTHAMPTON...YORK...NEWPORT NEWS AND
      HAMPTON/POQUOSON
    - A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR
      DORCHESTER...WICOMICO...SOMERSET...NORTHAMPTON...HERTFORD...GATES...
      WESTMORELAND...GREENSVILLE...SUSSEX
      AND SOUTHAMPTON 
 
CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
      WORCESTER...MARYLAND BEACHES...PASQUOTANK...CAMDEN...WESTERN
      CURRITUCK...BERTIE...CHOWAN...PERQUIMANS...EASTERN
      CURRITUCK...NORTHUMBERLAND...LANCASTER...GLOUCESTER...MIDDLESEX...
MATHEWS...SURRY...JAMES
      CITY...ISLE OF
      WIGHT...NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH...SUFFOLK...CHESAPEAKE...VIRGINIA
      BEACH...ACCOMACK...NORTHAMPTON...YORK...NEWPORT NEWS AND
      HAMPTON/POQUOSON
    - A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
      DORCHESTER...WICOMICO...SOMERSET...NORTHAMPTON...HERTFORD...GATES...
WESTMORELAND...GREENSVILLE...SUSSEX
      AND SOUTHAMPTON

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - ABOUT 590 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OCEAN CITY MD OR ABOUT 480 MILES
      SOUTHWEST OF NORFOLK VA
    - 31.9N 82.0W
    - STORM INTENSITY 50 MPH
    - MOVING NORTHEAST OR 40 DEGREES AT 18 MPH

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

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE WILL ACCELERATE NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH
GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON, CROSSING THE EASTERN CAROLINAS TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY.

HERMINE WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD HEAVY RAIN ACROSS NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM
HERMINE, INCLUDING POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING, TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS, HIGH WAVES AND SURF, AND COASTAL FLOODING WILL SPREAD ACROSS
THE ENTIRE REGION BY LATE TONIGHT...WITH IMPACTS CONTINUING THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT AS HERMINE MOVES OFFSHORE AND SLOWS DOWN.

HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA, WITH BETWEEN 4 TO LOCALLY 8 INCHES OF
RAINFALL OCCURRING. THE HIGHEST RAIN AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA THROUGH THE VIRGINIA TIDEWATER AREA,
AND WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

WIND GUSTS OF BETWEEN 55 AND 65 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY...THE ATLANTIC COAST...AND COASTAL WATERS OF
MARYLAND...VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA LATE TONIGHT INTO
SATURDAY. WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH MAY AFFECT AREAS AS FAR WEST AS
RICHMOND. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE HIGH SURF...WHILE ALSO
ALLOWING FOR BEACH EROSION AS WELL AS DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG
THE IMMEDIATE COAST.

IN ADDITION...MODERATE TO NEAR MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT
TIMES OF HIGH TIDE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH STORM SURGE VALUES OF 1
TO 3 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL POSSIBLE.

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

* FLOODING RAIN: PROTECT AGAINST DANGEROUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING
  POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND
  THE TIDEWATER AREA OF EASTERN VIRGINIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:

    - FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAINFALL MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS AND
      RESCUES.
    - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY BECOME SWOLLEN, WITH SWIFT
      CURRENTS, AND OVERSPILL THEIR BANKS IN A FEW PLACES. SMALL
      STREAMS, CREEKS, AND DITCHES OVERFLOW.
    - FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER SOME STRUCTURES OR WEAKEN FOUNDATIONS.
      SOME AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE AREAS OF RAPID INUNDATION AT
      UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME
      STREETS AND PARKING LOTS TAKE ON MOVING WATER AS STORM DRAINS
      AND RETENTION PONDS OVERFLOW. DRIVING CONDITIONS BECOME
      HAZARDOUS. SOME ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES.

* WIND: PROTECT AGAINST DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT
  IMPACTS ACROSS COASTAL NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND THE TIDEWATER
  AREA OF EASTERN VIRGINIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:

    - SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING, 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.
    - LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, MORE WIDESPREAD IN AREAS WHERE
      SOILS ARE SATURATED. SOME FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER.
    - SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS, AND MORE WITHIN URBAN
      OR HEAVILY WOODED AREAS. A FEW BRIDGES, CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS
      ROUTES IMPASSABLE.
    - SCATTERED TO WIDESPREAD POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES.

* SURGE: PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE
  LIMITED IMPACTS ADJACENT TO THE OCEAN, CHESAPEAKE BAY, CURRITUCK
  SOUND AND TIDAL RIVERS. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:

    - LOCALIZED INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING MAINLY ALONG
      IMMEDIATE SHORELINES, AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS.
    - SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS BECOME OVERSPREAD
      WITH SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS DANGEROUS IN PLACES WHERE
      SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
    - MODERATE BEACH EROSION. HEAVY SURF POSSIBLY BREACHING DUNES,
      MAINLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
    - MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS,
      AND PIERS. A FEW SMALL CRAFT BROKEN AWAY FROM MOORINGS.

* TORNADOES: PROTECT AGAINST A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED
  IMPACTS ACROSS NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:

    - ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED. AS A RESULT, EXECUTION OF
      EMERGENCY PLANS COULD BE HINDERED IN AFFECTED AREAS.
    - A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH POWER
      AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS.
    - ROOFS PEELED OFF SOME BUILDINGS. A FEW CHIMNEYS ARE TOPPLED,
      WITH MOBILE HOMES PUSHED OFF FOUNDATIONS OR OVERTURNED. LARGE
      TREE TOPS AND BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF, WITH SOME TREES KNOCKED
      OVER. A FEW VEHICLES BLOWN OFF ROADS.


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.

COMPLETE OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS BEFORE WIND AND RAIN ARRIVE. ANY
REMAINING EVACUATIONS AND RELOCATIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE
ONSET OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY EVACUATION
ORDERS THAT ARE ISSUED. REMEMBER, DURING THE STORM, 9 1 1 EMERGENCY
SERVICES MAY BE UNAVAILABLE IF CONDITIONS ARE UNSAFE. PLAN
ACCORDINGLY.

CHECK-IN WITH YOUR EMERGENCY POINTS OF CONTACT AMONG FAMILY, FRIENDS,
AND CO-WORKERS. 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, PAY ATTENTION TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL
AUTHORITIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO CHANGES IN THE
FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE
WWW.READYVIRGINIA.GOV, READYNC.ORG OR MEMA.MARYLAND.GOV
- FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND STORM INFORMATION GO TO
WEATHER.GOV/WAKEFIELD

NEXT UPDATE
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD VA AROUND 3 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT. 
 

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