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Radar valid at 130 am EDT, Aug 28th 2017

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530 PM EDT Sun Aug 27 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...

A Tropical Storm Watch means Tropical storm wind conditions are
possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Jacksonville
- Richlands
- North Topsail Beach

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph
- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Monday evening until
Tuesday morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
- To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind
impacts. Remaining efforts to secure properties should now
be brought to completion.
- Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in serious injury. Move to safe shelter before
the wind becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
- Many 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.
- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* STORM SURGE
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: Begins early Tuesday morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- 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, or in areas
farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
- 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 also 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: 2-4 inches, with locally higher
amounts

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
- To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
rain impacts.
- Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- 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.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- When implementing emergency plans, include a reasonable
threat for isolated tornadoes.
- To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado
impacts.
- Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the
execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with
power and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings,
chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or
overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off,
shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown
off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- http://ready.gov/hurricanes

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