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North Carolina, Carteret

Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 5:22 PM EDT on August 30, 2016

Expires 1:30 AM EDT on August 31, 2016


This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly moving north northeast this
afternoon**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south-southeast of Buxton NC
    - 34.4n 75.1w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------

* situation overview ------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south southeast of
Cape Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northeast near 5 mph. On
the forecast track, the center of the depression will stay well
offshore of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The primary impact will be localized heavy rain with minor
flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts up to 1 inch
is expected on the coast with locally higher amounts.

Sustained winds are expected to remain below tropical storm force,
though localized tropical storm force winds will be possible
along the coast, mainly from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These
winds could lead to some downed tree limbs.

Storm surge flooding is not expected.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind: protect against hazardous wind having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret. Potential
impacts in this area include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - A few large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where
      trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
      over. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other
      elevated roadways.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern
North Carolina.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern
North Carolina.

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.

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.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

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 or Parish 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC as conditions warrant.


522 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly moving north northeast this
afternoon**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south-southeast of Buxton NC
    - 34.4n 75.1w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------

* situation overview ------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south southeast of
Cape Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northeast near 5 mph. On
the forecast track, the center of the depression will stay well
offshore of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The primary impact will be localized heavy rain with minor
flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts up to 1 inch
is expected on the coast with locally higher amounts.

Sustained winds are expected to remain below tropical storm force,
though localized tropical storm force winds will be possible
along the coast, mainly from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These
winds could lead to some downed tree limbs.

Storm surge flooding is not expected.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind: protect against hazardous wind having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret. Potential
impacts in this area include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - A few large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where
      trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
      over. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other
      elevated roadways.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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.

* Surge:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern
North Carolina.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern
North Carolina.

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.

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.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

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 or Parish 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC as conditions warrant.


Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:22 PM EDT on August 30, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 31, 2016


... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Wednesday
evening...

* hazards... high threat of rip currents and dangerous shore
break.

* Location... all beaches from Surf City to Duck.

* Timing and tides... the best chance for strong rip currents will
be a few hours either side of low tide... which occurs between
100 PM and 130 PM this afternoon. However... significant long
period swells will make conditions dangerous during at all
times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current... swim back to shore. If tired... float or tread water
until out of the rip current. If unable to escape... face the
shore and call or wave for help.

Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The
most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back
injuries... which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a
swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely
important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in
breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all
times.




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