Tropical storm headed for Carolinas


According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, 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.

* 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.

Elsewhere across Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North

Carolina, little to no impact is anticipated.

* 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.

Elsewhere across Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina, little to no impact is anticipated.

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