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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 30
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC  AL092020
1105 AM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

This product covers Eastern North Carolina

**IMPROVING CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA** 

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 north of Buxton NC or about 300 miles north of 
      Morehead City NC
    - 39.1N 76.1W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 35 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Isaias is racing northeastward through the Mid Atlantic
region this morning, with winds rapidly diminishing across Eastern
North Carolina. However, some minor coastal flooding is still possible
across mainly the soundside Outer Banks, north of Avon. 

Conditions should be improving this afternoon with water levels
continuing to drop across the region.

An elevated rip current threat will persist over the next couple days,
leading to dangerous conditions for swimming. 

Dangerous marine conditions will persist through today, with 6 to
10 foot seas expected. The high seas will slowly subside to less than 
6 feet by this evening. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time 
across Eastern North Carolina.

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.

* 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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