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Hurricane Dorian Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 54A
National Weather Service Wakefield VA  AL052019
816 PM EDT Fri Sep 6 2019

This product covers CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA...AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE

**Dorian Continues to Move Away from the Area. All Tropical Storm 
Warnings and Storm Surge Warnings are cancelled.** 

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 200 miles east-southeast of Ocean City MD or about 260 
      miles east of Norfolk VA
    - 37.4N 71.6W
    - Storm Intensity 90 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 50 degrees at 24 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Hurricane Dorian continues to move away from the area. Dorian is
well east of the Mid-Atlantic Coast and will race off to the northeast
into Saturday. Impacts from Dorian will diminish across southeast
Maryland, northeast North Carolina, and eastern Virginia tonight. 

Wind gusts of up to 30 are still possible over the next few hours,
especially along the immediate coast. 

Minor to moderate tidal flooded can be expected through the weekend
for areas of Northeast North Carolina, Eastern Virginia, and Southeast
Maryland. 

Hazardous marine conditions are expected with seas 10 to 15 feet. A
high threat of rip currents will continue for all area beaches and it
is advised to stay out of the water.

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

* WIND:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time 
across CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...AND 
THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE.

* SURGE:
Minor to moderate coastal flooding is still possible through the weekend.
Coastal Flood Watches, warnings and advisories are in effect for
coastal areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
give the all clear. Allow time for officials to inspect bridges and 
overpasses and to mark washed-out roads.

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

When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chainsaws and axes. 
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. 
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roofs or power lines can 
be especially dangerous. If you are not in good health or unsure 
about what you are doing, have someone with tree cutting experience 
do the job. Never cut trees without a partner.

If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following 
instructions provided by the manufacturer. Operate your generator in 
a well-ventilated space outside of your living area and away from 
open doors and windows.

Problems with sewer backups can further contaminate standing flood 
waters. Keep children away from flood waters. Also, listen for boil 
water alerts as tap water may have become non-potable.

Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered 
with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have 
been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover 
the road. Turn around, don't drown!

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see 
www.readyvirginia.gov, readync.org or mema.maryland.gov
- For the latest weather and storm information go to 
weather.gov/wakefield

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 Wakefield VA regarding the 
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$
MRD