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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 12:00 PM EDT on May 28, 2016

Expires 5:15 PM EDT on May 28, 2016


This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**td 2 likely to become a tropical storm later today**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for
      Berkeley... Jasper... Beaufort... Colleton... Charleston...

* storm information:
    - about 180 miles south-southeast of Charleston SC or about 200
      miles southeast of Beaufort SC
    - 30.3n 78.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 13 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical depression 2 has not strengthened since the last advisory... but
could still strengthen to a minimal tropical storm later today or
tonight as it continues to move toward the South Carolina coast. The
storm is expected to slow down as it approaches the South Carolina
coast... and will likely remain near or around the region through
Monday.

The main impacts from this system are still expected to be confined to
the coastal regions within the Tropical Storm Warning area. Tropical
storm force wind gusts of up to 45 mph... especially within rainbands...
will be possible through early Monday. These winds may down some tree
branches or small limbs... produce hazardous driving conditions over
bridges... and cause some scattered power outages.

Rain could become locally heavy at times by later this afternoon
through at least Sunday. Storm total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is
expected across southeast South Carolina... with locally higher amounts
possible... especially along the coast. There will be a risk for minor
flooding... mainly in low lying and poorly drained areas near the South
Carolina coast close to the times of high tide. However... significant
flash flooding is not expected at this time. The amount of rain the
area receives will be highly dependent on the exact track and speed of
the storm.

At the coast and beaches... there will be increased risk for stronger
and more frequent rip currents as well as some beach erosion along the
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia coasts through the
Holiday weekend.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - 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.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated
      roadways, especially for high profile vehicles.
    - Isolated to scattered power and communications outages.

* Other coastal hazards:
there will be increased risk for stronger and more frequent rip
currents as well as beach erosion along the beaches of both southeast
South Carolina and southeast Georgia through the Holiday weekend.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across southeast South Carolina. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - localized inundation and minor over-wash is possible, mainly
      along immediate shorelines and other vulnerable low-lying areas
      along the coast. Low spots along waterways and tidal creeks may
      also be impacted.
    - Some portions of near-shore roads and parking lots may become
      covered by surge water. Driving conditions may become hazardous
      in places where the surge covers the Road.
    - Minor to moderate beach erosion is possible, mainly in vulnerable
      locations along the ocean front.
    - Minor damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers is
      possible. A few small craft may break away from moorings if not
      properly secured.
    - Navigation may be difficult near inlets and waterways, as
      navigational aids may be off station or missing.

Elsewhere across southeast Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across southeast South Carolina and north coastal Georgia. Potential
impacts include:
    - isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans.
    - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along with
      power and communications disruptions.
    - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees, vehicles,
      boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and and other
      poorly constructed structures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around 3 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1200 PM EDT Sat may 28 2016

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**td 2 likely to become a tropical storm later today**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for
      Berkeley... Jasper... Beaufort... Colleton... Charleston...

* storm information:
    - about 180 miles south-southeast of Charleston SC or about 200
      miles southeast of Beaufort SC
    - 30.3n 78.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 13 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical depression 2 has not strengthened since the last advisory... but
could still strengthen to a minimal tropical storm later today or
tonight as it continues to move toward the South Carolina coast. The
storm is expected to slow down as it approaches the South Carolina
coast... and will likely remain near or around the region through
Monday.

The main impacts from this system are still expected to be confined to
the coastal regions within the Tropical Storm Warning area. Tropical
storm force wind gusts of up to 45 mph... especially within rainbands...
will be possible through early Monday. These winds may down some tree
branches or small limbs... produce hazardous driving conditions over
bridges... and cause some scattered power outages.

Rain could become locally heavy at times by later this afternoon
through at least Sunday. Storm total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is
expected across southeast South Carolina... with locally higher amounts
possible... especially along the coast. There will be a risk for minor
flooding... mainly in low lying and poorly drained areas near the South
Carolina coast close to the times of high tide. However... significant
flash flooding is not expected at this time. The amount of rain the
area receives will be highly dependent on the exact track and speed of
the storm.

At the coast and beaches... there will be increased risk for stronger
and more frequent rip currents as well as some beach erosion along the
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia coasts through the
Holiday weekend.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - 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.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated
      roadways, especially for high profile vehicles.
    - Isolated to scattered power and communications outages.

* Other coastal hazards:
there will be increased risk for stronger and more frequent rip
currents as well as beach erosion along the beaches of both southeast
South Carolina and southeast Georgia through the Holiday weekend.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across southeast South Carolina. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - localized inundation and minor over-wash is possible, mainly
      along immediate shorelines and other vulnerable low-lying areas
      along the coast. Low spots along waterways and tidal creeks may
      also be impacted.
    - Some portions of near-shore roads and parking lots may become
      covered by surge water. Driving conditions may become hazardous
      in places where the surge covers the Road.
    - Minor to moderate beach erosion is possible, mainly in vulnerable
      locations along the ocean front.
    - Minor damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers is
      possible. A few small craft may break away from moorings if not
      properly secured.
    - Navigation may be difficult near inlets and waterways, as
      navigational aids may be off station or missing.

Elsewhere across southeast Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across southeast South Carolina and north coastal Georgia. Potential
impacts include:
    - isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans.
    - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along with
      power and communications disruptions.
    - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees, vehicles,
      boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and and other
      poorly constructed structures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around 3 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


909 am EDT Sat may 28 2016

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**td 2 likely to become a tropical storm later today**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Berkeley... inland Jasper... Beaufort... coastal
      Colleton... Charleston... coastal Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* storm information:
    - about 220 miles south-southeast of Charleston SC or about 230
      miles southeast of Savannah GA
    - 30.0n 78.0w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 305 degrees at 14 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical depression 2 is expected to strengthen to a weak tropical
storm later today as it approaches the South Carolina coast. The
storm is still expected to move ashore late tonight and early
Sunday... then move very slowly north and east
away from the area later Sunday through Monday.

The main impacts from this system are expected to be mainly over
the coastal regions within the Tropical Storm Warning area. Tropical
storm force wind gusts up to 45 mph... especially within rainbands...
will be possible by later this afternoon and through tonight. These
winds may down some tree branches or small limbs... produce hazardous
driving conditions over bridges... and cause some scattered power
outages.

Rain could become locally heavy at times by later this afternoon
through at least Sunday. 2 to 4 inches of total rainfall is expected
across southeast South Carolina with locally higher amounts possible...
especially along the coast. There will be a risk for minor flooding...
mainly in low lying and poorly drained areas near the South Carolina
coast close to the times of high tide. However... significant flash
flooding is not expected at this time. The amount of rain the area
receives will be highly dependent on the exact track and speed of the
storm.

At the coast and beaches... there will be increased risk for stronger
and more frequent rip currents as well as some beach erosion along the
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia coasts through the
Holiday weekend.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - 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.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated
      roadways, especially for high profile vehicles.
    - Isolated to scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

* Other coastal hazards:
there will be increased risk for stronger and more frequent rip
currents as well as beach erosion along the beaches of both southeast
South Carolina and southeast Georgia through the Holiday weekend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around around noon EDT today, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


909 am EDT Sat may 28 2016

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**td 2 likely to become a tropical storm later today**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Berkeley... inland Jasper... Beaufort... coastal
      Colleton... Charleston... coastal Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* storm information:
    - about 220 miles south-southeast of Charleston SC or about 230
      miles southeast of Savannah GA
    - 30.0n 78.0w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 305 degrees at 14 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical depression 2 is expected to strengthen to a weak tropical
storm later today as it approaches the South Carolina coast. The
storm is still expected to move ashore late tonight and early
Sunday... then move very slowly north and east
away from the area later Sunday through Monday.

The main impacts from this system are expected to be mainly over
the coastal regions within the Tropical Storm Warning area. Tropical
storm force wind gusts up to 45 mph... especially within rainbands...
will be possible by later this afternoon and through tonight. These
winds may down some tree branches or small limbs... produce hazardous
driving conditions over bridges... and cause some scattered power
outages.

Rain could become locally heavy at times by later this afternoon
through at least Sunday. 2 to 4 inches of total rainfall is expected
across southeast South Carolina with locally higher amounts possible...
especially along the coast. There will be a risk for minor flooding...
mainly in low lying and poorly drained areas near the South Carolina
coast close to the times of high tide. However... significant flash
flooding is not expected at this time. The amount of rain the area
receives will be highly dependent on the exact track and speed of the
storm.

At the coast and beaches... there will be increased risk for stronger
and more frequent rip currents as well as some beach erosion along the
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia coasts through the
Holiday weekend.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - 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.
    - Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated
      roadways, especially for high profile vehicles.
    - Isolated to scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

* Other coastal hazards:
there will be increased risk for stronger and more frequent rip
currents as well as beach erosion along the beaches of both southeast
South Carolina and southeast Georgia through the Holiday weekend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around around noon EDT today, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


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