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Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 23
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC  AL142018
508 AM EDT Fri Oct 12 2018

This product covers Eastern North Carolina

**MICHAEL BECOMES A STORM-FORCE POST-TROPICAL LOW AS IT MOVES AWAY 
FROM THE UNITED STATES** 

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 230 miles northeast of Buxton NC or about 300 miles 
      northeast of Morehead City NC
    - 38.0N 73.1W
    - Storm Intensity 65 mph
    - Movement East-northeast or 65 degrees at 29 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael will continue to move away from 
US coast today. Minor sound side flooding will continue for areas 
adjacent to the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds this morning, with 
highest values north of Cape Hatteras. Some roads may still be 
impassable this morning. Water levels will continue to recede and 
improve through the morning as winds continue to diminish. 

A high threat of rip currents continues along the Eastern North 
Carolina beaches today. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Water levels along the sound side of the Outer Banks will continue to 
recede through the morning. 

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
A high threat of rip currents will continue along the Eastern North 
Carolina beaches today. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Be alert for flooded roads along the Outer Banks this morning. 
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 Newport/Morehead City NC 
regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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