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Tropical Storm WARNING Issued For Wayne County

Tropical Storm WARNING Issued For Wayne County

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has upgraded Wayne County to a Tropical Storm WARNING which means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.  Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible.

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Isaias Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 23
National Weather Service Raleigh NC AL092020
5:06 PM EDT Sun Aug 2 2020

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT…

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
– Goldsboro

* WIND
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 65 mph
– Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Tuesday morning until Tuesday afternoon

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY:

– Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph
– The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.
– PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force.
– PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage.
– ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
– 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.
– A few 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.

* FLOODING RAIN
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
– Peak Rainfall Amounts: 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY:
– Potential for moderate flooding rain
– The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.
– PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible.
– PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.
– ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
– Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues.
– Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, and ditches overflow.
– Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded 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.

* TORNADO
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Situation is favorable for tornadoes

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for several Tornadoes
– The tornado threat has increased from the previous assessment.
– PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for several tornadoes with a few possibly intense having larger damage paths.
– PREPARE: Those living in manufactured homes or on boats are urged to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives.
– ACT: Listen for tornado watches and warnings. If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
– The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
– Several places may experience tornado damage with a few spots of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.
– Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped or uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed about. Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://readync.org
https://weather.gov/rah

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