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Hurricane Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 16
National Weather Service New Orleans LA  AL142018
1030 AM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

This product covers Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi

**Tropical Storm Watch Cancelled** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for Hancock, 
      Harrison, and Jackson

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 260 miles east of New Orleans LA or about 200 miles 
      east-southeast of Gulfport MS
    - 29.4N 86.0W
    - Storm Intensity 145 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 15 degrees at 14 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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* OVERVIEW...At 1000 AM CDT, Major Hurricane Michael was located near
latitude 29.4 North, longitude 86.0 West. Michael is moving toward the
north- northeast at 14 mph. Michael is forecast to make landfall along
the central Florida Panhandle this afternoon as a devastating
hurricane. 

Locally, fringe impacts will be minimal, mainly higher than normal
tides, particularly at high tide and a few enhanced wind gusts near
tropical storm force near the Mississippi coast.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time 
across Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi.

* COASTAL FLOODING...1 to 3 feet above normal for portions of 
  coastal Mississippi, portions of the Louisiana coast east of 
  the Mississippi River outside of the hurricane risk reduction 
  system, and along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and 
  Maurepas outside of the levees. Around 1 foot above ground 
  level for areas along the Louisiana coast west of the 
  Mississippi River.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the 
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging 
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the 
center of the storm. 

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large 
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or 
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as 
near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor 
drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to 
move to safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that 
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of 
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded 
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of 
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness 
activities to become unsafe.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news 
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes 
to the forecast.

* 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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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather 
Service in New Orleans LA around 1 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions 
warrant.

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