119  
WTUS82 KCHS 120317  
HLSCHS  
GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-121130-  
 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION IRMA LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 52  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC AL112017  
1117 PM EDT MON SEP 11 2017  
 
THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA  
 
**TROPICAL DEPRESSION IRMA IS DEPARTING THE AREA**  
 
NEW INFORMATION  
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:  
- ALL WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED  
 
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:  
- NONE  
 
* STORM INFORMATION:  
- ABOUT 290 MILES WEST OF CHARLESTON SC OR ABOUT 220 MILES WEST  
OF SAVANNAH GA  
- 32.4N 84.9W  
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH  
- MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT 15 MPH  
 
SITUATION OVERVIEW  
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THE LAST FEW BANDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION IRMA  
WILL CROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS,  
PRODUCING THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND MAYBE AN  
ISOLATED WEAK TORNADO. THE STORM SURGE INUNDATION CONTINUES TO SLOWLY  
RECEDE, THOUGH SOME ADDITIONAL INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE WITH THE EARLY  
TUESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE.  
 
POTENTIAL IMPACTS  
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* FLOODING RAIN:  
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME  
ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.  
 
* WIND:  
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME  
ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.  
 
* TORNADOES:  
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME  
ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.  
 
* SURGE:  
LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME  
ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS  
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* EVACUATIONS:  
DO NOT RETURN TO EVACUATED AREAS UNTIL IT IS SAFE.  
LISTEN FOR THE ALL-CLEAR SIGNAL FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES.  
 
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:  
IF YOUR HOME OR SHELTER WAS DAMAGED, BE ALERT TO THE SMELL OF NATURAL  
GAS LEAKS AND CAUTIOUS AROUND EXPOSED ELECTRICAL WIRING, BROKEN  
GLASS, JAGGED METAL AND WOOD, AND PROTRUDING NAILS AND SCREWS.  
 
THOSE WHO RODE OUT THE STORM AWAY FROM THEIR HOME OR BUSINESS ARE  
LIKELY ANXIOUS TO RETURN. HOWEVER, ALLOW SOME TIME FOR WORK CREWS TO  
MAKE A CLEAR PATH FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES. DOWNED POWER LINES AND  
TREES MAY BE BLOCKING ROADS AND FLOOD WATERS MAY HAVE WASHED OUT OR  
OVERSPREAD SECTIONS OF KEY TRAVEL ROUTES. TRAFFIC LIGHTS MAY ALSO BE  
OUT OF SERVICE.  
 
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO EVACUATED AREAS UNTIL LOCAL AUTHORITIES  
GIVE THE ALL-CLEAR SIGNAL.  
 
DO NOT GO SIGHTSEEING WITHIN IMPACTED COMMUNITIES SIMPLY TO OBSERVE  
STORM DAMAGE. SIGHTSEERS CAN INTERFERE WITH THE TIMELINESS OF  
RESCUERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS TO NEEDLESSLY JEOPARDIZE LIVES.  
 
WHEN INSPECTING DAMAGE, USE FLASHLIGHTS RATHER THAN CANDLES OR FLAMED  
LIGHTING. BE AWARE OF SPARKS THAT CAN IGNITE LEAKING GAS OR OTHER  
FLAMMABLES.  
 
WHEN CLEARING OUT FALLEN TREES, BE CAREFUL WITH CHAIN SAWS AND AXES.  
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AND KEEP OTHERS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. USE  
THESE TOOLS ACCORDING TO OPERATING MANUALS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION.  
LEANING TREES AND THOSE WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON ROOF TOPS CAN BE  
ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING. IF YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD HEALTH OR UNSURE ABOUT  
WHAT YOU ARE DOING, HAVE SOMEONE ELSE WITH TREE CUTTING EXPERIENCE DO  
THE JOB. NEVER CUT TREES WITHOUT A PARTNER.  
 
IF USING A GENERATOR, AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING BY FOLLOWING  
INSTRUCTIONS BY THE MANUFACTURER. MAKE SURE THAT THE GENERATOR IS RUN  
IN A WELL VENTILATED SPACE.  
 
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:  
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV  
- FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG  
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG  
 
NEXT UPDATE  
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AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT  
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON SC REGARDING THE  
EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.  
 

 
 
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