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Hurricane Irma Event Update

From the NWS

Hurricane Irma update
National Weather Service

Latest guidance from NWS advises that despite the center of Irma tracking west of our region, high confidence continues that much of our area will see heavy rain and wind impacts.  The combination of a long duration of 20-35 mph sustained winds with gusts of 35 to 50 mph, along with increasingly moist soil may cause trees to fall on roads, power lines, and perhaps structures. A wind advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  Rain showers, some heavy at times, could bring occasional gusts of around 60 mph to the low elevations.  Confidence remains moderate on an isolated tornado threat, with the potential now extending into Tuesday.  Everyone needs to remain alert to the latest forecasts, and be prepared to act if storm warnings are issued (such as Flash Flood, Severe Thunderstorm, or Tornado Warnings).

Key local government and public safety leadership are scheduled to meet today at 3:00 pm.

The Rowan County Emergency Operations Center remains at an Operational  Level 3 (established but unmanned) in order to provide operational readiness if needed.

The next update will be issued in 24 hours unless significant changes warrant otherwise.

Frank T Thomason, ENP,
Chief of Emergency Services

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