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Stay vigilant, we are not ‘out of the woods’ yet

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(credit: NWS)

Our area remains under a Tropical Storm Warning. While the storm has shifted, there is still a threat of strong wind and rain. The National Hurricane Center denotes the most likely arrival time of tropical force storm winds for our area approximately 2 p.m. Monday.

For: Warren County

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

Wind Threat (credit: NWS)

* WIND
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force
wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 35
mph

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL
FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY:
Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph
– The wind threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
– PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent
tropical storm force.
– PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property
should be completed as soon as possible.
Prepare for limited wind damage.
– ACT: Move to safe shelter 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 Threat (credit: NWS)

* FLOODING RAIN
  – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in
    effect
      – Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 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 decreased 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, 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.

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