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Tropical Depression Laura Local Statement Advisory Number 33
National Weather Service Little Rock AR  AL132020
1034 PM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020

This product covers A large part of Arkansas

Tropical Depression will continue to weaken and lift slowly northward
across Arkansas overnight.

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Arkansas, 
      Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, 
      Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, 
      Ouachita, Pike, Prairie, Pulaski, and Saline

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 30 miles north-northeast of Little Rock AR
    - 35.1N 92.0W
    - Storm Intensity 35 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 15 degrees at 15 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Depression Laura will continue to weaken as it lifts slowly
northward across Arkansas overnight. Rainfall associated with the storm
system will remain capable of producing additional localized flash
flooding heading into Friday morning. Gusty winds will also remain
capable of downing trees and power lines, which could lead to
additional power outages.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still possible across
parts of southwest and central Arkansas and include: 

    - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in 
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and 
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas, 
      destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while 
      increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. Flood 
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple 
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed 
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. 
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with 
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. 
      Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across a large part 
of Arkansas.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across a large part 
of Arkansas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

If you are prone to flooding, be prepared for the possibility of a 
quick and dramatic rise in water levels.

* 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 Little Rock AR regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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