***TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT***

From the National Weather Service

(October 11, 2018 at 3:55am)

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

    – Lenoir

* WIND

    – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind

        – Peak Wind Forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph

    – POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY:

        – Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph

        – The wind threat has increased from the previous assessment.

        – PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm

          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or

          intensity.

        – PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be

          underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.

        – ACT: Act now to complete preparations 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.

* FLOODING RAIN

    – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect

        – Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally

          higher amounts

    – POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY:
       Potential for moderate flooding rain

        – The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from

          the previous assessment.

        – PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for

          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues

          are possible.

        – PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area

          vulnerable to flooding.

        – ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take

          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant

        – Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations

          and rescues.

        – Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with

          swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,

          especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,

          creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches overflow.

        – Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken

          foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas

          of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and

          poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on

          moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.

          Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge

          closures.

* TORNADO

    – 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.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    – readync.org