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POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE MATTHEW LOCAL STATEMENT
INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 46A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC AL142016
246 PM EDT SUN OCT 9 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

**ALL TROPICAL WARNINGS ASSOCIATED WITH MATTHEW HAVE BEEN CANCELED**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - ALL WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - NONE

* STORM INFORMATION: - ABOUT 290 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF WILMINGTON NC - 35.2N 72.9W - STORM INTENSITY 75 MPH - MOVEMENT EAST OR 80 DEGREES AT 15 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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POST TROPICAL CYCLONE MATTHEW LOCATED OFFSHORE AND EAST OF CAPE HATTERAS...WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK EASTWARD THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...FURTHER AWAY FROM THE NC MAINLAND. AS A RESULT... DIRECT EFFECTS FROM MATTHEW ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND: NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: REMAIN SAFELY SHELTERED. EVEN WITH CONDITIONS IMPROVED, BE CAREFUL GOING OUTSIDE. STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES AND HAZARDOUS DEBRIS.

IF YOUR HOME OR SHELTER WAS DAMAGED, BE ALERT TO THE SMELL OF NATURAL GAS LEAKS AND CAUTIOUS AROUND EXPOSED ELECTRICAL WIRING, BROKEN GLASS, JAGGED METAL AND WOOD, AND PROTRUDING NAILS AND SCREWS.

CHECK TO SEE IF EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP IS OK. ADMINISTER FIRST AID TO THOSE WHO ARE INJURED. CALL 9 1 1 FOR ANY SERIOUS INJURIES. REMEMBER, IT MAY BE MORE DIFFICULT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO ARRIVE QUICKLY IN THE TIME PERIOD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE STORM.

CHECK-IN WITH YOUR EMERGENCY POINTS OF CONTACT. LET THEM KNOW OF YOUR STATUS AND WELL-BEING. KEEP CONVERSATIONS SHORT AND TO THE POINT. DO NOT TIE UP COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND CHECK ON THOSE LIVING NEXT TO YOU. BE NEIGHBORLY AND LEND A HELPING HAND.

THOSE WHO RODE OUT THE STORM AWAY FROM THEIR HOME OR BUSINESS ARE LIKELY ANXIOUS TO RETURN. HOWEVER, ALLOW SOME TIME FOR WORK CREWS TO MAKE A CLEAR PATH FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES. DOWNED POWER LINES AND TREES MAY BE BLOCKING ROADS AND FLOOD WATERS MAY HAVE WASHED OUT OR OVERSPREAD SECTIONS OF KEY TRAVEL ROUTES. TRAFFIC LIGHTS MAY ALSO BE OUT OF SERVICE.

DO NOT GO SIGHTSEEING WITHIN IMPACTED COMMUNITIES SIMPLY TO OBSERVE STORM DAMAGE. SIGHTSEERS CAN INTERFERE WITH THE TIMELINESS OF RESCUERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS TO NEEDLESSLY JEOPARDIZE LIVES.

WHEN INSPECTING DAMAGE, USE FLASHLIGHTS RATHER THAN CANDLES OR FLAMED LIGHTING. BE AWARE OF SPARKS THAT CAN IGNITE LEAKING GAS OR OTHER FLAMMABLES.

DO NOT GO UP ON YOUR ROOF UNTIL THE RAIN AND STRONG WINDS HAVE SUBSIDED. LADDERS CAN BE SLIPPERY IN THE RAIN AND UNEXPECTED WIND GUSTS CAN BLOW YOU OFF OF THE ROOF. DO NOT RISK BODILY HARM IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE PROPERTY DAMAGE.

WHEN CLEARING OUT FALLEN TREES, BE CAREFUL WITH CHAIN SAWS AND AXES. ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AND KEEP OTHERS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. USE THESE TOOLS ACCORDING TO OPERATING MANUALS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION. LEANING TREES AND THOSE WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON ROOF TOPS CAN BE ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING. IF YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD HEALTH OR UNSURE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, HAVE SOMEONE ELSE WITH TREE CUTTING EXPERIENCE DO THE JOB. NEVER CUT TREES WITHOUT A PARTNER.

IF USING A GENERATOR, AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING BY FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS BY THE MANUFACTURER. MAKE SURE THAT THE GENERATOR IS RUN IN A WELL VENTILATED SPACE.

PROBLEMS WITH SEWER BACKUPS CAN FURTHER CONTAMINATE STANDING FLOOD WATERS. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. ALSO, LISTEN FOR BOIL WATER ALERTS RELATIVE TO COMMUNITIES WHOSE TAP WATER MAY HAVE BECOME NON-POTABLE.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV - FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG - FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

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AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS FROM MATTHEW UPON THE AREA.

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