Dorian Update Impacts On Colonial Beach

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
    - Colonial Beach

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Tropical storm force winds remain
      possible
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph

    - POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: 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 due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be
          underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
        - ACT: Act now to complete preparations 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, especially if soils are saturated. Some roadway
          signs will sustain damage.
        - A few roads will be impassable from debris. Hazardous
          driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
        - Scattered power and communications outages.

* STORM SURGE
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible
        - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - Window of concern: early Friday morning until Saturday
          morning

    - POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Potential for storm
      surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground
        - The storm surge threat has increased from the previous
          assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot
          above ground.
        - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding,
          especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions
          become unsafe.
        - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for
          your area.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - Widespread storm surge flooding of vulnerable areas will
          result in an elevated threat of property damage to homes
          and businesses near the waterfront and shoreline.
        - Sections of low-lying vulnerable roads, parking lots and
          property will likely become flooded. Driving conditions
          could become dangerous in places where flooding covers the
          road.
        - Moderate to severe beach erosion is likely, including heavy
          surf possibly breaching dunes, especially in vulnerable
          locations. Strong and dangerous rip currents are likely.
        - Minor to moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and
          piers is likely. A few small craft broken away from
          moorings.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional around 1 inch

    - POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Little or no potential
      for flooding rain
        - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - PLAN: There is little or no potential for flooding rain.
        - PREPARE: Little to no preparations are needed to protect
          against flooding rain at this time.
        - ACT: Monitor for changes to the forecast.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
        - Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: 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.


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