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Tropical Storm Warning Now in Effect for Dare County

Post Date:09/01/2016 9:00 a.m.

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Tropical Storm Warning Now in Effect for Dare County

As of 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Warning that includes all areas of Dare County. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical wind conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within the next 36 hours. While we were fortunate with Tropical Depression #8 passing off the coast earlier this week, Hermine will bring impacts as the storm approaches. 

Residents and visitors are encouraged to go ahead and prepare now by securing loose outdoor items before the winds increase. Now is the time to ensure your emergency kit is properly stocked and your emergency plan is reviewed. 

Tropical storm force winds are expected to arrive late Friday or early Saturday and continue through late Saturday afternoon. Residents and visitors should be prepared to stay indoors, away from windows, during what is anticipated to be a fast-moving storm. 

Widespread rainfall of 5 to 8 inches is anticipated with isolated amounts of up to 10 inches. Prolonged heavy rainfall could result in flash flooding. These conditions make travel hazardous, especially along NC 12 and other roadways prone to flooding. Travelers should check the weather forecast before leaving home. Motorists are advised to use caution and anticipate delays. 

The threat of rip currents will remain high through the weekend indicating that the surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers. 

To stay up to date with the latest weather and traffic conditions in Dare County, download the free Ready NC App at www.ncready.org. 

Subscribe to receive email updates from Dare County Emergency Management at www.DareCountyEM.com and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter. 

View the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx. 

For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit ww.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12.

 

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