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Hurricane Maria Local Statement Advisory Number 48
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC AL152017
1053 PM EDT Wed Sep 27 2017
This product covers Eastern North Carolina
**MARIA CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA**
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- All watches and warnings have been canceled
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 220 miles east-northeast of Buxton NC or about 300 miles
east-northeast of Morehead City NC
- 36.5N 71.8W
- Storm Intensity 75 mph
- Movement Northeast or 40 degrees at 7 mph
Hurricane Maria is located about 225 miles east-northeast of Cape
Hatteras and is moving east-northeast at 7 mph and will continue
moving away from the region. Tropical Storm force winds have
diminished across the Outer Banks this evening with winds gusting up
to 30 knots or less.
The prolonged gusty north to northwest winds will lead to minor
coastal flooding of 1 to 3 feet above ground level on the Outer Banks
soundside from Ocracoke to Buxton and 1 to 3 feet on the oceanside
north of Cape Hatteras north to Duck through tomorrow morning. Areas
along Highway 12 in the Outer Banks may be inundated at several locations.
The very rough surf will continue the risk of life threatening rip currents
and beach erosion north of Cape Hatteras.
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across Eastern North Carolina.
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.
- Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind
- If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.
Elsewhere across Eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Large surf will bring a high threat of life threatening rip currents,
dangerous shore break and beach erosion across Eastern North Carolina
beaches north of Cape Hatteras. It is recommended that you stay out
of the surf zone.
Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe.
Listen for the all-clear signal from local authorities.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed
lighting. Be aware of sparks that can ignite leaking gas or other
When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chain saws and axes.
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. Use
these tools according to operating manuals and safety instruction.
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roof tops can be
especially challenging. If you are not in good health or unsure about
what you are doing, have someone else with tree cutting experience do
the job. Never cut trees without a partner.
If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following
instructions by the manufacturer. Make sure that the generator is run
in a well ventilated space.
Problems with sewer backups can further contaminate standing flood
waters. Keep children away. Also, listen for boil water alerts
relative to communities whose tap water may have become non-potable.
* 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
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.