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Tropical Storm Warning for Avery County

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Last Updated on October 28, 2020 5:14 pm

Avery-
213 PM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT…

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are
expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

LOCATIONS AFFECTED

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WIND

LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Tropical storm force winds remain
possible

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
to 57 mph

The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.

PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
force.

PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
damage.

ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.

Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
over.

A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.

Scattered power and communications outages.

FLOODING RAIN

LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect

Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
higher amounts

THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
moderate flooding rain

The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.

PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
are possible.

PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
vulnerable to flooding.

ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant

Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations
and rescues.

Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with
swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,
creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches overflow.

Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas
of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and
poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on
moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge
closures.

TORNADO

LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:

Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected

The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.

PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
with gusty winds may still occur.

PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
tornado situation.

ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None

Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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