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Hurricane Maria Local Statement Advisory Number 48
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC  AL152017
1053 PM EDT Wed Sep 27 2017

This product covers Eastern North Carolina

**MARIA CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA** 


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 220 miles east-northeast of Buxton NC or about 300 miles 
      east-northeast of Morehead City NC
    - 36.5N 71.8W
    - Storm Intensity 75 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 40 degrees at 7 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Hurricane Maria is located about 225 miles east-northeast of Cape
Hatteras and is moving east-northeast at 7 mph and will continue
moving away from the region. Tropical Storm force winds have
diminished across the Outer Banks this evening with winds gusting up
to 30 knots or less.

The prolonged gusty north to northwest winds will lead to minor
coastal flooding of 1 to 3 feet above ground level on the Outer Banks
soundside from Ocracoke to Buxton and 1 to 3 feet on the oceanside 
north of Cape Hatteras north to Duck through tomorrow morning. Areas 
along Highway 12 in the Outer Banks may be inundated at several locations. 
The very rough surf will continue the risk of life threatening rip currents
and beach erosion north of Cape Hatteras.



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

* SURGE:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time 
across Eastern North Carolina.

* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.

    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind 
      impacts accordingly.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.


Elsewhere across Eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is 
anticipated.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Large surf will bring a high threat of life threatening rip currents, 
dangerous shore break and beach erosion across Eastern North Carolina
beaches north of Cape Hatteras. It is recommended that you stay out
of the surf zone.

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

* EVACUATIONS:

Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. 
Listen for the all-clear signal from local authorities.


* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed 
lighting. Be aware of sparks that can ignite leaking gas or other 
flammables.

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

NEXT UPDATE
-----------

As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City NC 
regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$

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