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Tropical Storm Watch - August 28 Morning Update
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Monday, August 28, 2017


This information from the National Weather Service covers Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Number 10 continues to develop off the Georgia coast and may strengthen as it moves north.

**Potential Tropical Cyclone Number 10 may bring heavy rain and gusty winds to portions of coastal South and North Carolina**



CURRENT INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Coastal Brunswick, Coastal Georgetown, Coastal Horry, Coastal New Hanover, Coastal Pender, Inland Brunswick, Inland Georgetown, Inland Horry, Inland New Hanover, and Inland Pender.

* STORM INFORMATION:
About 330 miles southwest of Wilmington NC or about 260 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach SC
- 30.3N 81.0W
- Storm Intensity 35 mph
- Movement Stationary

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Potential Tropical Cyclone Number 10 is located off the Georgia coast, and is expected to move along the coast of South and North Carolina this afternoon through Tuesday morning. Winds may increase to tropical storm force as the storm`s center moves by, with rainfall amounts of six inches or more possible. This system is not yet well defined, and considerable uncertainty remains with exactly how organized this system could become in the time remaining before reaching our area.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across coastal South and North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
- Moderate flooding from rainfall may prompt some evacuations and rescues.
- Rivers and streams may rise and overspill their banks in a few places, especially in the typical prone locations. Small creeks and ditches may overflow.
- Flood waters may enter some structures. Underpasses, low-lying spots along roadways, and poor drainage areas may become submerged by rising water. Some secondary streets and parking lots may flood as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
- Driving conditions will become hazardous, and some road closures can be expected.
Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across coastal South and North Carolina.

* WIND:
Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across coastal South and North Carolina. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes is possible. Unsecured lightweight objects may be blown about.
- Some large limbs may break from trees. A few shallow rooted or weak trees may snap or be knocked down. Some fences and roadway signs damaged.
- A few roads may become blocked due to debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded locations. Hazardous driving conditions are possible, especially for high profile vehicles on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages are possible.

* TORNADOES:
Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across coastal South and North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
- 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.
- Tornadoes can cause damage to trees, vehicles, boats, and buildings. Unsecured mobile homes and poorly constructed structures are particularly vulnerable.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
No evacuations are in effect at this time.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties which must be taken into account.

Be a Good Samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast as this is still a developing storm.

NEXT UPDATE
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Wilmington NC around 11:30 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.


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