Hurricane Dorian Martin County Update Sept 2 2019

Hurricane Dorian Martin County Update Sept 2 2019

Hurricane Warning

Beginning: 2019-09-02T15:17:00

 

MARTIN- 1117 AM EDT MON SEP 2 2019

…HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT… …STORM SURGE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED – STUART – HOBE SOUND

* WIND – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND – PEAK WIND FORECAST: 40-50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH – WINDOW FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS: UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING

– THE WIND THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. – PLAN: PLAN FOR LIFE-THREATENING WIND OF EQUIVALENT CAT 1 OR 2 HURRICANE FORCE DUE TO POSSIBLE FORECAST CHANGES IN TRACK, SIZE, OR INTENSITY. – PREPARE: LAST MINUTE EFFORTS SHOULD SOLELY FOCUS ON PROTECTING LIFE. THE AREA REMAINS SUBJECT TO CONSIDERABLE WIND DAMAGE. – ACT: NOW IS THE TIME TO SHELTER FROM LIFE-THREATENING WIND.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING – POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE UNFOLDING.

* STORM SURGE – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE POSSIBLE – PEAK STORM SURGE INUNDATION: THE POTENTIAL FOR 4-7 FEET ABOVE GROUND SOMEWHERE WITHIN SURGE PRONE AREAS – WINDOW OF CONCERN: BEGINS LATE THIS MORNING

– POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: POTENTIAL FOR STORM SURGE FLOODING GREATER THAN 6 FEET ABOVE GROUND – THE STORM SURGE THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. – PLAN: PLAN FOR LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE FLOODING OF GREATER THAN 6 FEET ABOVE GROUND. – PREPRE: EVACUATION EFFORTS SHOULD SOON BE BROUGHT TO COMPLETION BEFORE DRIVING CONDITIONS BECOME UNSAFE. – ACT: LEAVE IMMEDIATELY IF EVACUATION ORDERS ARE GIVEN FOR YOUR AREA TO AVOID BEING CUT OFF FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES OR NEEDLESSLY RISK LIVES.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: EXTENSIVE – LARGE AREAS OF DEEP INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING ACCENTUATED BY

BATTERING WAVES. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS, WITH SEVERAL WASHING AWAY. DAMAGE COMPOUNDED BY FLOATING DEBRIS. LOCATIONS MAY BE UNINHABITABLE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD. – LARGE SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ESCAPE ROUTES AND SECONDARY ROADS WASHED OUT OR SEVERELY FLOODED. FLOOD CONTROL SYSTEMS AND BARRIERS MAY BECOME STRESSED. – SEVERE BEACH EROSION WITH SIGNIFICANT DUNE LOSS. – MAJOR DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS, AND PIERS. MANY SMALL CRAFT BROKEN AWAY FROM MOORINGS, ESPECIALLY IN UNPROTECTED ANCHORAGES WITH SOME LIFTED ONSHORE AND STRANDED.

* FLOODING RAIN – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: – PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 3-6 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS

– POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING RAIN – THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. – PLAN: EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN. – PREPARE: CONSIDER PROTECTIVE ACTIONS IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA VULNERABLE TO FLOODING. – ACT: HEED ANY FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED – LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS. – RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, ARROYOS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS. – FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE SPOTS. A FEW PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING OF WATER OCCURS 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.

* TORNADO – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: – SITUATION IS SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

– POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: POTENTIAL FOR A FEW TORNADOES – THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. – PLAN: EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD CONTINUE TO INCLUDE POSSIBLE TORNADOES. – PREPARE: STAY WITHIN YOUR SHELTER KEEPING INFORMED OF THE LATEST TORNADO SITUATION. – ACT: MOVE QUICKLY TO THE SAFEST PLACE WITHIN YOUR SHELTER IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED – THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS. – A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS. – LOCATIONS COULD REALIZE ROOFS PEELED OFF BUILDINGS, CHIMNEYS TOPPLED, MOBILE HOMES PUSHED OFF FOUNDATIONS OR OVERTURNED, LARGE TREE TOPS AND BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF, SHALLOW-ROOTED TREES KNOCKED OVER, MOVING VEHICLES BLOWN OFF ROADS, AND SMALL BOATS PULLED FROM MOORINGS

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