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County Offices will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th due to the anticipated Tropical Storm
County Offices will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th due to the anticipated Tropical Storm
Tropical Storm Warning is in Effect for the following locations: Sussex, Waverly, Wakefield

Tropical Storm Warning

Isaias Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 27

National Weather Service Wakefield VA AL092020

534 PM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020 VAZ088-040545-

/O.CON.KAKQ.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/

Sussex- 534 PM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Sussex - Waverly - Wakefield

* WIND

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind

- Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 60 mph

- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Tuesday morning until Tuesday afternoon

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph

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

- PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force.

- PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage.

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

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant

- Some damage to roofing and siding, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. Some buildings experience window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, some destroyed, especially if poorly anchored or exposed to wind. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.

- Large trees snapped or uprooted, especially in areas where soils are saturated. Some roadway signs will be blown over.

- Some roads will be impassable from large debris including bridges, causeways, and access routes.

- Scattered to widespread power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect

- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts

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

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

- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely.

- PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.

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

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive

- Evacuations and rescues likely due to flooding from heavy rainfall

- Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become overwhelmed.

- Flood waters enter structures within multiple communities, with some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Some escape routes inundated by flood waters. Streets, parking lots and underpasses could be submerged, with driving conditions quickly becoming dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures are expected with some becoming weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:

- Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes

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

- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes.

- PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives.

- ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

- A few tornadoes are expected. As a result, execution of emergency plans could be hindered in affected areas.

- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions.

- Roofs peeled off some buildings. A few chimneys toppled and mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned. Large tree tops and branches snapped off, with some trees knocked over. A few vehicles blown off roads.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://ready.gov/hurricanes - www.readyvirginia.gov - weather.gov/akq

 

Source: National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA

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