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Tropical Storm Florence Local Statement Advisory Number 65
National Weather Service Charleston SC  AL062018
1058 AM EDT Sat Sep 15 2018

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS 
THROUGH TODAY** 

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 60 miles north-northeast of Charleston SC
    - 33.6N 79.6W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement West or 270 degrees at 2 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Florence will continue to weaken and slowly move
westward toward the Midlands today. The threat for sustained tropical
storm force winds has ended, although occasional tropical storm force
gusts are still expected. Periods of heavy rain are also expected at
times which could combine with the gusty winds to cause some trees to
fall. In addition, hazardous coastal conditions will persist. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no additional significant impacts are anticipated at this time 
across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Little to no additional significant impacts are anticipated at this time 
across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia.

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 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.

Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened 
trees and/or power lines, collapse damaged structures, or cause 
flying debris.

Be alert for potential flooding from rising rivers and streams which 
may have yet to crest. Remain informed of the latest river forecasts 
and heed any flood watches and warnings.

* 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 Charleston SC regarding the 
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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