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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
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* 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
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* 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
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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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