Alerts

Tropical Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Mainland Dare

Outer Banks Dare-
147 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Kill Devil Hills
- Manteo
- Buxton

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 60 mph
- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon
until early Thursday morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- 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: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 2-4 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: Tuesday morning until early Thursday
morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
ground.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
efforts should now be brought to completion. Evacuations
must be complete before driving conditions become unsafe.
- Life-threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
decisions may needlessly risk lives.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated
by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the
coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
vulnerable low spots.
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
and numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially
in unprotected anchorages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 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 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 unfavorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans 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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Carteret

Carteret-
147 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Morehead City
- Beaufort
- Emerald Isle

* 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: Tuesday morning
until Wednesday afternoon

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- 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: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 2-4 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: Tuesday morning until early Thursday
morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
ground.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
efforts should now be brought to completion. Evacuations
must be complete before driving conditions become unsafe.
- Life-threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
decisions may needlessly risk lives.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated
by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the
coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
vulnerable low spots.
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
and numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially
in unprotected anchorages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: around 1 inch

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency plans need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 plans 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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Mainland Dare

Mainland Dare-
147 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Manns Harbor
- East Lake
- Stumpy Point

* 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: Tuesday afternoon
until Wednesday afternoon

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- 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: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 2-4 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: Tuesday morning until early Thursday
morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The storm surge threat has increased from the previous
assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
ground.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
efforts should now be brought to completion. Evacuations
must be complete before driving conditions become unsafe.
- Life-threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
decisions may needlessly risk lives.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated
by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the
coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
vulnerable low spots.
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
and numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially
in unprotected anchorages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: around 1 inch

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency plans need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 plans 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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Outer Banks Hyde

Outer Banks Hyde-
147 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Ocracoke

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 55 mph
- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon
until Wednesday afternoon

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- 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: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 2-4 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: Tuesday morning until early Thursday
morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
ground.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
efforts should now be brought to completion. Evacuations
must be complete before driving conditions become unsafe.
- Life-threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
decisions may needlessly risk lives.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated
by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the
coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
vulnerable low spots.
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
and numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially
in unprotected anchorages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 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 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 unfavorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans 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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Outer Banks Hyde

Mainland Hyde-
147 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Swan Quarter
- Fairfield
- Engelhard

* 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: Tuesday afternoon
until Wednesday afternoon

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- 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
- No storm surge inundation forecast

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency planning for this event need not include a threat
for storm surge flooding. The ground will remain largely
unflooded from surge water or only have spots minimally
affected by surge water encroachment. Surf conditions may
still be rough with some beach erosion. Stronger than
normal rip currents may also be present.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against storm
surge flooding at this time.
- Ensure readiness for the next storm surge event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: around 1 inch

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency plans need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 plans 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

$$

Tropical Storm Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Onslow

Onslow-
147 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Jacksonville
- Richlands
- North Topsail Beach

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency planning 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. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
properties.
- Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in serious injury.

- 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
- No storm surge inundation forecast

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency planning for this event need not include a threat
for storm surge flooding. The ground will remain largely
unflooded from surge water or only have spots minimally
affected by surge water encroachment. Surf conditions may
still be rough with some beach erosion. Stronger than
normal rip currents may also be present.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against storm
surge flooding at this time.
- Ensure readiness for the next storm surge event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: No significant rainfall forecast

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency planning need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 planning 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

$$

Tropical Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Tyrrell

Tyrrell-
147 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Columbia
- Gum Neck
- Kilkenny

* 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: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency planning 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. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
properties.
- Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in serious injury.

- 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: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 2-4 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: Tuesday morning until early Thursday
morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The storm surge threat has increased from the previous
assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above
ground.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation
efforts should now be brought to completion. Evacuations
must be complete before driving conditions become unsafe.
- Life-threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed
evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area.
Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor
decisions may needlessly risk lives.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated
by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the
coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
vulnerable low spots.
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
and numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially
in unprotected anchorages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: around 1 inch

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency planning need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 planning 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

$$

Tropical Storm Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Camden
  • Currituck
  • Onslow
  • Pasquotank

140 PM EDT MON SEP 25 2017

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Tropical Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Carteret
  • Mainland Dare
  • Outer Banks Hyde
  • Tyrrell

140 PM EDT MON SEP 25 2017

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Tropical Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Outer Banks Hyde

140 PM EDT MON SEP 25 2017

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Hurricane Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Carteret
  • Craven
  • Mainland Dare
  • Outer Banks Hyde
  • Onslow
  • Pamlico
  • Tyrrell

NCZ046-047-081-093>095-098-103-104-260030-

Hurricane Maria Local Statement Advisory Number 38
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC AL152017
1225 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

This product covers Eastern North Carolina

**TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR A PORTION OF THE COAST OF NORTH
CAROLINA AS MARIA APPROACHES**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for Mainland Dare, Pamlico,
and Tyrrell

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch are in effect
for Carteret, Mainland Dare, Outer Banks Dare, Outer Banks
Hyde, and Tyrrell
- A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Craven and Pamlico
- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Onslow
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Mainland Hyde

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 320 miles south-southeast of Buxton NC or about 330 miles
southeast of Morehead City NC
- 31.2N 72.9W
- Storm Intensity 80 mph
- Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph

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

Hurricane Maria located about 320 miles south-southeast of Cape
Hatteras is moving north at 7 mph and will continue on this track for
the next several days with a slower forward speed expected. Maria is
forecast to move between 100 and 150 miles offshore of the North
Carolina coast Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night. Tropical Storm
force winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected to
spread along the coast Tuesday afternoon and continue into Wednesday
Night. The strongest winds are expected north of Cape Lookout and
especially over the Outer Banks.

The prolonged gusty north to northeast winds will lead to storm surge
inundation of 2 to 4 feet above ground level mainly for the beaches
north of Cape Lookout and adjacent to the southern Pamlico Sound. This
will produce minor to moderate coastal flooding with ocean overwash
likely in vulnerable spots. The very rough surf will continue the
threat of life threatening rip currents as well as beach erosion along
all beaches.

Heaviest rainfall will be confined to mainly the immediate coast with
amounts of 1 to 3 inches. This should produce only minor flooding of
low lying areas.

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

* SURGE:
Protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across southern and western portions of the Pamlico Sound,
the middle and southern portion of the Alligator River, and along the
south side of the Neuse River in Carteret and southern Craven counties.
Oceanside storm surge impacts are expected across Dare County north
of Cape Hatteras. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
spots.
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
unprotected anchorages.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Scuppernong River in Tyrrell county, the Pungo and
Pamlico Rivers, and the areas adjacent to Bogue Sound.

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

* WIND:
Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Eastern North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
- 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.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across across Outer Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde
Counties. Potential impacts include:
- 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.

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

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Large surf will bring a high threat of life threatening rip currents,
dangerous shore break and beach erosion across all Eastern North Carolina
beaches. It is recommended that you stay out of the surf zone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:
For those under evacuation orders, leave as
soon as practical with a destination in mind. Gas up your vehicle
well ahead of time. Be sure that you take all essential materials
from your emergency supplies kit. Let others know where you are going
and when you intend to arrive.

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or
water hazards from tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation,
especially if being officially recommended. Relocate to a
predetermined shelter or safe destination.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

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 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 around 5 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

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Hurricane Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Camden
  • Currituck
  • Pasquotank

NCZ015>017-102-252345-

Hurricane Maria Local Statement Advisory Number 38
National Weather Service Wakefield VA AL152017
1139 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

This product covers northeast North Carolina.

**MARIA CONTINUES TO WEAKEN**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Camden, Eastern
Currituck, Pasquotank, and Western Currituck

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 510 miles south-southeast of Ocean City MD or about 440
miles south-southeast of Norfolk VA
- 31.2N 72.9W
- Storm Intensity 80 mph
- Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph

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

HURRICANE MARIA WILL MOVE NORTHWARD WELL OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S.
COAST THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE MEANDERING OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER
BANKS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE ACROSS COASTAL NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
CAUSE HIGH SURF...WHILE ALSO ALLOWING FOR SOME MINOR BEACH EROSION
AS WELL AS DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT WILL BE COASTAL FLOODING AT TIMES OF HIGH
TIDE...WITH MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING LIKELY.

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

* WIND:
Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across northeast
North Carolina. Potential impacts in this area include:
- 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, especially if soils are saturated. Some roadway signs
will sustain damage.
- A few roads will be impassable from debris. Hazardous driving
conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* SURGE:
Minor to locally moderate surge impacts are anticipated at this time
across northeast North Carolina.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
High surf will bring a high threat of life threatening rip currents,
dangerous shore break and beach erosion across northeast North Carolina
beaches. It is recommended that you stay out of the surf zone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Efforts should be underway
to protect life and property. Ensure that your Emergency Supplies Kit
is stocked and ready.

If you live in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as a
mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a boat,
plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your
family for several days.

If you live in a place vulnerable to flooding, such as near the
ocean, bay, sound, a low-lying or poor drainage area, or near an
already swollen creeks or rivers, plan to move to safe shelter or
higher ground.

Heed the advice of local officials, and comply with any evacuation
orders that are issued.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
before conditions deteriorate. The onset of strong gusty winds and
heavy rain can cause preparedness activities to become unsafe.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Pay attention to any changes in the
forecast.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see
readync.org
- For the latest weather and storm information go to
weather.gov/wakefield

NEXT UPDATE
-----------
The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Wakefield VA around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Camden

Camden-
1122 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Camden
- Bartlett

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency planning 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. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
properties.
- Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in serious injury.

- 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, especially if soils are saturated. Some roadway
signs will sustain damage.
- A few roads will be impassable from debris. Hazardous
driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: No significant rainfall forecast

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency planning need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 planning 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
- readync.orgweather.gov/akq

$$

Tropical Storm Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Currituck

Western Currituck-
1122 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Aydlett
- Currituck

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency planning 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. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
properties.
- Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in serious injury.

- 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, especially if soils are saturated. Some roadway
signs will sustain damage.
- A few roads will be impassable from debris. Hazardous
driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: No significant rainfall forecast

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency planning need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 planning 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
- readync.org
- weather.gov/akq

$$

Tropical Storm Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Currituck

Eastern Currituck-
1122 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Corolla

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- 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, especially if soils are saturated. Some roadway
signs will sustain damage.
- A few roads will be impassable from debris. Hazardous
driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: around 1 inch

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency plans need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 plans 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
- readync.org
- weather.gov/akq

$$

Tropical Storm Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Pasquotank

Pasquotank-
1122 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Elizabeth City

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency planning 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. Efforts should now be underway to secure all
properties.
- Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in serious injury.

- 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, especially if soils are saturated. Some roadway
signs will sustain damage.
- A few roads will be impassable from debris. Hazardous
driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: No significant rainfall forecast

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency planning need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* 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 planning 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
- readync.org
- weather.gov/akq

$$