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Tropical Storm Ian Local Statement Advisory Number 29

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Last Updated on September 29, 2022 5:53 pm

Hurricane Ian Local Statement Advisory Number 29
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC AL092022
535 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

This product covers the western Carolinas and NE Georgia

STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TO IMPACT PARTS OF THE PIEDMONT OF THE CAROLINAS BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT

NEW INFORMATION

  • CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
  • None
  • CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cabarrus, Catawba,
    Chester, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan,
    Union NC, and York
  • STORM INFORMATION:
  • About 410 miles south of Charlotte NC or about 410 miles
    south-southeast of Greenville/Spartanburg SC
  • 29.3N 79.9W
  • Storm Intensity 75 mph
  • Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 10 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane
before making landfall again on the South Carolina coast. It will
track north northwest across the Carolinas, bringing strong winds and
heavy rain to the region. Localized flash flooding will be possible
with the heavy rain, especially across the Piedmont and North Carolina
foothills.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS

  • FLOODING RAIN:
    Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
    extensive impacts across the western Carolinas. Potential
    impacts 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.

Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited
to significant impacts across all of the western Carolinas, but
especially the Piedmont of North Carolina and eastern Piedmont of
South Carolina, including all of the Charlotte metro area, as well
as the northern foothills of North Carolina.

  • WIND:
    Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the southern Piedmont of North Carolina, including portions
    of the Charlotte metro area. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
  • Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
    to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
    experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
    homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
    objects become dangerous projectiles.
  • Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
    numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
    fences and roadway signs blown over.
  • Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
    or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
    routes impassable.
  • Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
    in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the remainder of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia.

  • TORNADOES:
    Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across the western
    Carolinas and northeast Georgia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

  • OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
    Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
    property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
    safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

  • 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

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC around midnight EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

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