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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL CYCLONE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1104 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011

...IRENE BECOMES POST-TROPICAL NEAR THE U.S./CANADIAN BORDER...

.NEW INFORMATION...
WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND
MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT
ANYWHERE ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE
ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECASTS FOR DETAILED
INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 10 PM EDT...THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 45.3N... LONGITUDE 71.3W. THIS WAS ABOUT 200 MILES
NORTH OF BOSTON MA. STORM MOTION WAS NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 26 MPH.
STORM INTENSITY WAS 50 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
MODERATE TO MAJOR RIVER FLOODING IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE...
PARTICULARLY ON THE MAIN STEM CONNECTICUT RIVER. MINOR TO MODERATE
RIVER FLOODING IS OCCURRING ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST FLOOD WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON FLOODING CONCERNS.

15 TO 20 FOOT SEAS AND WINDS GUSTING TO 40 TO 45 KNOTS CONTINUE
ON THE SOUTHERN COASTAL WATERS...CREATING DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON
THE WATERS. DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXIST ON BOTH THE EAST
AND SOUTH COASTS...WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ALONG THE
SOUTH COASTS OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS. PLEASE REFER TO
THE LATEST MARINE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES AS WELL AS ANY HIGH
SURF ADVISORIES FOR THE LATEST MARINE AND COASTAL CONDITIONS.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MANY CASUALTIES OCCUR AFTER A STORM HAS PASSED. BE SMART AND USE
CAUTION. CONTINUE TO HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AS THEY
CONDUCT RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. WAIT FOR THE ALL-CLEAR SIGNAL
BEFORE RE-ENTERING EVACUATION ZONES OR ANY AREA THAT RECEIVED
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR FLOODING.

PAY ATTENTION FOR POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES AND STAY AWAY FROM
DOWNED POWER LINES. LISTEN FOR ANY BOIL WATER ALERTS.

MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST COASTAL WATERS FORECAST BEFORE
MAKING ANY DEFINITE PLANS.

FOR OCEAN COMMUNITIES...LARGE OFFSHORE WAVES UP TO 20 FEET WILL
RESULT IN POWERFUL BREAKERS NEAR SHORE. THIS WILL RESULT IN BEACH
EROSION AND POSE A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD TO BYSTANDERS NEAR THE
SHORE. THOSE VENTURING OUT ONTO LOW PIERS AND JETTIES THIS EVENING
AND MONDAY TO OBSERVE THE WAVES WILL BE PLACING THEMSELVES IN
HARMS WAY. LARGE BREAKING WAVES CAN DEVELOP WITHOUT WARNING AND
COULD EASILY SWEEP BYSTANDERS OUT TO SEA OR KNOCK THEM INTO THE
OCEAN...CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON
REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-290415-
/O.CAN.KBOX.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
1104 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

$$

ANZ230>237-250-251-254>256-290415-
/O.CAN.KBOX.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
BOSTON HARBOR-CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND-
BUZZARDS BAY-RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-
BLOCK ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS EAST OF IPSWICH BAY AND THE STELLWAGEN BANK
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS EXTENDING OUT TO 25 NM SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD
AND NANTUCKET-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT
TO 20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND-
1104 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

$$






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