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Andrews, SC

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Flood Warning

Issued at 09:36 Monday 03 August 2020
Summary

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Santee River near Jamestown.
* From Tuesday morning to Thursday morning.
* At 830 AM EDT Monday the stage was 9.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, the river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow
morning to a crest of 10.5 feet tomorrow evening. It will then
fall below flood stage late Wednesday evening.
* Impact, at 10.0 feet, water covers numerous logging roads and
inundates timber land adjacent to the river. Most access points to
Wee Tee State Forest are cut off.

Issued by National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch

Issued at 03:16 Monday 03 August 2020
Summary

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina,
including the following areas, in southeast North Carolina,
Bladen, Coastal Brunswick, Coastal New Hanover, Coastal Pender,
Columbus, Inland Brunswick, Inland New Hanover, Inland Pender and
Robeson. In northeast South Carolina, Central Horry, Coastal
Georgetown, Coastal Horry, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Inland
Georgetown, Marion, Marlboro, Northern Horry and Williamsburg.

* From 8 AM EDT this morning through Tuesday afternoon

* Excessive rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaias.

Issued by National Weather Service

Tropical Cyclone Statement

Issued at 08:06 Monday 03 August 2020
Summary

This product covers southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina

**ISAIAS TO IMPACT NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA LATE TODAY INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bladen, Columbus,
Dillon, Florence, Marion, Northern Horry, Robeson, and
Williamsburg
- A Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Watch are in effect for
Coastal New Hanover and Coastal Pender
- A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
Coastal Brunswick, Coastal Georgetown, and Coastal Horry
- A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Central Horry, Inland
Brunswick, Inland Georgetown, Inland New Hanover, and Inland
Pender

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 310 miles south-southwest of Wilmington NC or about 250
miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach SC
- 30.2N 80.1W
- Storm Intensity 70 mph
- Movement North or 355 degrees at 13 mph

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

Tropical Storm Isaias will slowly track northward along the coast of
Georgia and northern Florida this morning before approaching the
Carolinas as a Hurricane this afternoon. The most significant
impacts are expected to occur this evening into tonight. These impacts
include the potential for tornadoes and tropical storm force winds,
mainly east of I-95, with hurricane force winds near the coast. Isaias
will also bring torrential rainfall with the potential to produce
isolated flash flooding and flooding of low- lying areas. A combination
of onshore winds and elevated tides could lead to moderate coastal
inundation, especially in Coastal Brunswick County and points
southward. Dangerous surf conditions are expected today as ocean swell
associated with Isaias produces strong rip currents and high surf.
Additionally, life- threatening marine conditions are expected to
develop as winds and seas increase throughout the day.

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

* WIND:
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina east of
I-95. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Some damage to roofing and siding, along with damage to porches
and awnings. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and
garage door failures. Damage to vulnerable structures such as
carports, sheds and mobile homes is possible.
- Large limbs will be down with several trees snapped or
uprooted. Several fences and roadway signs may become blown
over. Some roads may become impassable due to large debris
blocking the roadway, especially within urban or heavily wooded
locations. Some bridges, causeways, and elevated roads may be
impacted by high winds making driving on them hazardous.
- Scattered power and communications outages are possible, but
more prevalent in areas with above ground lines.
- Small craft that are not properly moored may break loose.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina west of
I-95.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a dangerous tornado event having possible significant
impacts across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina
east of I-95. Potential impacts include:
- The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder preparedness
actions during tropical events.
- Tornadoes can rip roofs from homes, destroy mobile homes, cause
trees to become snapped or uprooted, flip cars and boats.
Dangerous projectiles can add to the damage.
- Several places may experience tornado damage with a few spots
of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.

Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina west of
I-95.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across southeast North Carolina and northeast
South 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.

* SURGE:
Protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal areas. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Areas of storm surge inundation enhanced by breaking waves are
possible along the barrier islands. Damage to several buildings
is possible, mainly near the coast.
- Sections of near-shore roads may become weakened or washed out,
especially in vulnerable low-lying areas.
- Delivery of drinking water and sewer services may be
interrupted.
- Major beach erosion is possible with heavy surf and elevated
water levels impacting or breaching the dunes.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft will break away from moorings, especially
in unprotected anchorages.
- Navigation may be difficult near inlets and waterways, as
navigational aids may be off station or missing.

Issued by National Weather Service

Hurricane Warning

Issued at 11:14 Monday 03 August 2020
Summary

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Andrews

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Strong Tropical Storm force
wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 45-60 mph with gusts to 75 mph
- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until early Tuesday
morning

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: 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.
- PREPARE: Last minute efforts to protect life and property
should now be complete. The area remains subject to
significant wind damage.
- ACT: Now is the time to shelter from dangerous wind.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
- Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* STORM SURGE
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: through Tuesday afternoon

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm
surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground
- The storm surge threat has increased from the previous
assessment.
- PLAN: The threat from storm surge is diminishing as flood
waters recede.
- PREPARE: Heed instructions from local officials when moving
about. Do not enter flooded areas.
- ACT: Exercise safety.

- REALIZED IMPACTS: Being Assessed
- Little to no additional surge impacts expected. Community
officials are now assessing the extent of actual surge
impacts accordingly.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 4-8 inches, with locally
higher amounts

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: 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 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.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is favorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for several
tornadoes
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Emergency plans should continue to include the
potential for several tornadoes.
- PREPARE: Stay within your shelter keeping informed of the
latest tornado situation.
- ACT: Move quickly to the safest place within your shelter
if a tornado warning is issued.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder
preparedness actions during tropical events.
- Tornadoes can rip roofs from homes, destroy mobile homes,
cause trees to become snapped or uprooted, flip cars and
boats. Dangerous projectiles can add to the damage.
- Several places may experience tornado damage with a few
spots of considerable damage, power loss, and
communications failures.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- http://www.weather.gov/ilm/Tropics
- http://ready.gov/hurricanes

Issued by National Weather Service



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