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WTUS82 KILM 281523
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NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-282330-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 4
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  AL022016
1123 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

**TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WILL APPROACH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST 
TODAY AND MAY BRIEFLY STRENGTHEN TO A WEAK TROPICAL STORM**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - NONE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND 
      HORRY...COASTAL HORRY...INLAND GEORGETOWN AND COASTAL GEORGETOWN

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - ABOUT 280 MILES SOUTH OF WILMINGTON NC OR ABOUT 240 MILES SOUTH 
      OF MYRTLE BEACH SC
    - 30.3N 78.5W
    - STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
    - MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 310 DEGREES AT 13 MPH

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

TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO, LOCATED ABOUT 240 MILES SOUTH OF MYRTLE
BEACH, IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN INTO A WEAK TROPICAL STORM AS IT
APPROACHES THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST. LANDFALL IS PREDICTED NEAR
CHARLESTON ON SUNDAY. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO TURN TO THE
NORTHEAST LATER SUNDAY AND SLOWLY MOVE NEAR THE UPPER SOUTH
CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA COASTLINE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. 

RAINFALL OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS SHOULD AVERAGE 1 TO 3 INCHES. A FEW
LOCATIONS MAY RECEIVE AS MUCH AS 4 INCHES.

SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED
TO SPREAD ACROSS GEORGETOWN AND SOUTHERN HORRY COUNTIES. ELSEWHERE
WINDS WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 20 MPH, WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH ALONG THE
COAST. NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS FROM WIND ARE EXPECTED OUTSIDE OF THE
TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA. 

ROUGH SURF AND AN INCREASED DANGER OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN BE
EXPECTED BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY ALONG
THE ENTIRE COAST FROM GEORGETOWN COUNTY NORTHWARD TO PENDER COUNTY.

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

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE 
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH 
CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
    - LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM RAINFALL MAY OCCUR, ESPECIALLY IN 
      LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME RIVERS AND CREEKS MAY 
      RISE AS A RESULT OF THE RAIN. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, AND 
      DITCHES MAY OVERFLOW IN SOME LOCATIONS.
    - SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS MAY BECOME FULL AND 
      BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS 
SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL 
IMPACTS INCLUDE:
    - DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, SHEDS, AND UNANCHORED 
      MOBILE HOMES IS POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS MAY BE 
      BLOWN ABOUT.
    - SOME LARGE LIMBS MAY BREAK FROM TREES. A FEW SHALLOW ROOTED OR 
      WEAK TREES MAY SNAP OR BE KNOCKED DOWN. SOME FENCES AND ROADWAY 
      SIGNS DAMAGED.
    - A FEW ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY 
      WITHIN URBAN OR HEAVILY WOODED LOCATIONS. HAZARDOUS DRIVING 
      CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES 
      ON BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED ROADWAYS.
    - SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

* SURGE:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED 
IMPACTS ACROSS NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN 
THIS AREA INCLUDE:
    - LOCALIZED INUNDATION AND MINOR OVER-WASH IS POSSIBLE, MAINLY 
      ALONG IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND OTHER VULNERABLE LOW-LYING AREAS 
      ALONG THE COAST. LOW SPOTS ALONG WATERWAYS AND TIDAL CREEKS MAY 
      ALSO BE IMPACTED.
    - SOME PORTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS MAY BECOME 
      COVERED BY SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS 
      IN PLACES WHERE THE SURGE COVERS THE ROAD.
    - MINOR TO MODERATE BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE, MAINLY IN VULNERABLE 
      LOCATIONS ALONG THE OCEAN FRONT.
    - MINOR DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS, AND PIERS IS 
      POSSIBLE. A FEW SMALL CRAFT MAY BREAK AWAY FROM MOORINGS IF NOT 
      PROPERLY SECURED.
    - NAVIGATION MAY BE DIFFICULT NEAR INLETS AND WATERWAYS, AS 
      NAVIGATIONAL AIDS MAY BE OFF STATION OR MISSING.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH 
CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING TO COMPLETION ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT 
LIFE AND PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN.

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE WRAPPED UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE 
WEATHER CONDITIONS DETERIORATE.

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY 
ORDERS THAT ARE ISSUED. REMEMBER, DURING THE STORM 9 1 1 EMERGENCY 
SERVICES MAY NOT BE ABLE TO IMMEDIATELY RESPOND IF CONDITIONS ARE 
UNSAFE. THIS SHOULD BE A BIG FACTOR IN YOUR DECISION MAKING.

CHECK-IN WITH YOUR EMERGENCY POINTS OF CONTACT AMONG FAMILY, FRIENDS, 
AND WORKMATES. INFORM THEM OF YOUR STATUS AND WELL-BEING. LET THEM 
KNOW HOW YOU INTEND TO RIDE OUT THE STORM AND WHEN YOU PLAN TO 
CHECK-IN AGAIN.

IN EMERGENCIES IT IS BEST TO REMAIN CALM. STAY INFORMED AND FOCUSED 
ON THE SITUATION AT HAND. EXERCISE PATIENCE WITH THOSE YOU ENCOUNTER. 
BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND HELPFUL TO OTHERS.

IF YOU ARE A VISITOR AND STILL IN THE AREA, LISTEN FOR THE NAME OF 
THE CITY OR TOWN IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING WITHIN LOCAL NEWS UPDATES. 
BE SURE YOU KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH IT 
RESIDES. PAY ATTENTION FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR 
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO POSSIBLE CHANGES TO 
THE FORECAST.

* 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

NEXT UPDATE
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC AROUND 3 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS 
WARRANT.

$$

KREITNER

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