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Tropical Storm Florence Local Statement Advisory Number 62
National Weather Service Wakefield VA  AL062018
538 PM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018

This product covers Central and eastern Virginian...Northeast 
North Carolina...and the Lower Maryland Eastern Shore

**FLORENCE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH 
CAROLINA BORDER** 

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 240 miles southwest of Norfolk VA or about 220 miles 
      southwest of Duck NC
    - 34.0N 78.6W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement West or 270 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Florence continues to weaken as it slowly moves
inland across southern North Carolina. Florence remains a large storm,
and will result in dangerous impacts well away from its center. 

Dangerous coastal conditions will continue into the weekend. A
prolonged onshore flow will result in minor to moderate coastal
flooding during high tide into the weekend. The most vulnerable areas
will likely be in the Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers. Moderate
coastal flooding is also possible along the Atlantic Coast south of
Cape Henry.

High surf and breaking waves of 6 to 10 feet will be possible through
Saturday. Beach erosion and ocean overwash will remain possible along
the North Carolina and Virginia coasts through much of the weekend. A
high threat of rip currents and large and dangerous breaking waves in
the surf zone will produce extremely hazardous beach conditions.

Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will remain possible through Saturday, but
should diminish to 15 to 20 mph across northeastern North Carolina and
coastal southeastern Virginia. Isolated tornadoes are also possible
through this evening, mainly across Northeast North Carolina.

Rainfall amounts between 1 and 3 inches, with locally higher amounts,
may be seen in the local area through Saturday. The highest amounts
are expected across far southern Virginia into northeastern North
Carolina.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Little to no additional surge impacts expected.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across 
Northeast North Carolina. Remain well guarded against locally 
hazardous flood waters having further impacts of limited potential.

* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.

* TORNADOES:
Additional impacts from tornadoes are still a concern across 
northeastern North Carolina. Remain well braced against tornado 
event having further limited impact potential.

Elsewhere across Central and eastern Virginia and the Lower Maryland 
Eastern Shore, little to no impact is anticipated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear 
to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers 
interfere with the emergency work of first responders.

Have multiple ways to receive Tornado Warnings if issued. Consider 
nearby shelter options as you move about. Be ready to shelter quickly.

* 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.

$$

Butts