Current Watches and Warnings
North Carolina, Outer Banks Dare
Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 3:55 PM EST on March 07, 2014
Expires 7:00 AM EST on March 08, 2014
... Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST Saturday...
* location... Outer Banks Dare beaches will experience high surf
and minor beach erosion. Sound-side Outer Banks Dare south of
Rodanthe will see minor water level rises.
* Surf height... as high as 10 to 15 feet.
* Coastal flooding... water level rises 3 feet above normal.
* Timing... large waves will continue this evening into early
tonight. Ocean-side surge will peak tonight around the time of
high tide which will occur at 12:30 am. Sound-side waters
levels will rise tonight as winds become north to northwest with
the low lifting away from the area.
* Impacts... minor flooding of areas adjacent to the Pamlico Sound.
Large breaking waves and wave run up will produce dangerous surf
conditions and localized beach erosion. Ocean over wash will be
possible on Highway 12 north of Cape Hatteras... the greatest
threat for this will likely be with the high tide cycle tonight.
A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing strong shore break... dangerous rip
currents and localized beach erosion.
A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.
Statement as of 3:40 PM EST on March 07, 2014
Expires 4:00 AM EST on March 08, 2014
... Wind Advisory now in effect until 4 am EST Saturday...
* winds... north 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* Timing... through tonight.
* Impacts... gusty winds may blow around loose objects and create
adverse driving conditions for high profile vehicles.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph or
gusts in excess of 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:20 PM EST on March 07, 2014
severe weather awareness week in North Carolina
March 2 - March 8
This week has been declared North Carolina's severe weather
awareness week for 2014. In addition... this week is also NOAA and
fema's National severe weather preparedness week.
Today's theme is: be a force of nature: be an example - get
Building a weather-ready nation requires the action of all of US.
Each and every person across the country has the potential to be a
force of nature when it comes to weather-readiness. Studies show
that individuals need to receive messages a number of ways before
taking appropriate action. Many are more likely to act when the
messages are received from a trusted source... family... friends...
or a community Leader. By sharing your preparedness actions with
your community... you are being a force of nature.
There are many other ways to get involved... especially before a
disaster occurs. The whole community can participate in programs
and activities to make their families... homes and communities safer
from risks and threats. Here are a few ways you can help:
* volunteer to support disaster efforts in your community. Get
trained and volunteer with a community emergency response team...
medical Reserve corps unit and or other citizen corps partner
program or affiliate organization. Many local Faith-based and
community organizations have programs active in supporting
* Be part of the community planning process. Connect and collaborate
with your local emergency planning group... citizen corps Council
or local emergency management agency.
* Join or start a preparedness project. Find an event or identify
local resources... build a team... choose a project... set goals and
serve your community by improving the preparedness of your
friends... colleagues and neighbors.
* Support major disasters by donating Cash or goods which may help
meet the needs of your community in times of disaster.
This represents only a few of the many ways that individuals and
community organizations can get involved to help communities
lessen... prepare for... respond to and recover from natural
disasters. For additional opportunities that may be unique to your
community... contact your local emergency management agency or
citizen corps Council in your area.
History teaches that a lack of awareness and preparation are common
threads among all major weather threats. Knowing your vulnerability
and what actions you should take can save your life and others.
During this preparedness week... we ask you to be a force of nature
and know your risk... take action and be an example by sharing what you
have done... with your friends... family... coworkers... and others.
Once you have taken action... share your story with your family and
friends. You can create a video and Post it to youtube or another
video sharing site... or Post your story on facebook... linkedin...
twitter... or through other social media sites.
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