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Hurricane Dorian Local Statement Advisory Number 54
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC  AL052019
522 PM EDT Fri Sep 6 2019

This product covers St. Mary's County in Maryland.

**Hurricane Dorian Moving Away from the Mid-Atlantic Coast** 

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 270 miles southeast of Baltimore MD or about 250 miles 
      east-southeast of Annapolis MD
    - 36.9N 72.7W
    - Storm Intensity 90 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 50 degrees at 24 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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The center of Hurricane Dorian will continue moving northeast away
from the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Wind impacts have come to an end for St.
Mary's County. Tidal flooding is not expected through tonight, but
water levels may rise sharply Saturday and Saturday night. This may
cause moderate flooding along portions of the western shore of the
Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Potomac River.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.

Elsewhere across Eastern West Virginia, Central and Western Maryland, 
Northern and Northwestern Virginia, and District of Columbia, little 
to no impact is anticipated.

* SURGE:
Little immediate storm surge impacts are expected. However, a
significant rise in tide levels is expected Saturday, which could
cause minor to moderate coastal flooding.

    - Community officials are assessing any surge impacts accordingly.
    - Make preparations if you live in an area prone to tidal
      flooding.
    - Pay attention to the latest forecasts and potential warnings.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.

Elsewhere across Eastern West Virginia, Central and Western Maryland, 
Northern and Northwestern Virginia, and District of Columbia, little 
to no impact is anticipated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Problems with sewer backups can contaminate standing flood 
waters. Keep children away from flood waters.

Be alert for flooded roads. 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 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 Baltimore MD/Washington DC 
regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$