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From Moore County Emergency Management


* SEVERITY: Severe - Significant threat to life or property

* URGENCY: Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately

* CERTAINTY: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing

* CATEGORY: Meteorological (ie wind, flood)

* EVENT: Tropical Storm Warning


- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph

- POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: 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 due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or intensity.

- 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.


- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 6-10 inches, with locally higher amounts

- POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Potential for major flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.

- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely.

- PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.

- ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.


- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Tornadoes not expected - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.

- PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds may still occur.

- PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest tornado situation.

- ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

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


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