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Local Statement for Colin (Wilmington, NC)


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Tropical Storm Colin Local Statement Advisory Number 1
National Weather Service Wilmington NC  AL032022
520 AM EDT Sat Jul 2 2022

This product covers southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina

**TROPICAL STORM COLIN FORMS NEAR THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Coastal Brunswick, 
      Coastal Georgetown, Coastal Horry, Coastal New Hanover, and 
      Coastal Pender

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Coastal Brunswick, 
      Coastal Georgetown, Coastal Horry, Coastal New Hanover, and 
      Coastal Pender

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 120 miles southwest of Wilmington NC or about 50 miles 
      southwest of Myrtle Beach SC
    - 33.2N 79.5W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 8 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Colin has formed off the South Carolina coast. Colin
is forecasted to slide northeast along the South Carolina then North
Carolina coastline today into this evening. The main impacts will be
moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds, especially along the coast.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible 
limited impacts across southeast North Carolina and northeast South 
Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - Localized flooding from rainfall may occur, especially in 
      low-lying and poor drainage areas. Some rivers and creeks may 
      rise as a result of the rain. Small streams, creeks, and 
      ditches may overflow in some locations.
    - Several storm drains and retention ponds may become full and 
      begin to overflow. Some brief road closures are possible.

* WIND:
Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across 
areas close to the coast. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored 
      mobile homes is possible. Unsecured lightweight objects may be 
      blown about.
    - Some large limbs may break from trees. A few shallow rooted or 
      weak trees may snap or be knocked down. Some fences and roadway 
      signs damaged.
    - A few roads may become impassable due to debris, particularly 
      within urban or heavily wooded locations. Hazardous driving 
      conditions are possible, especially for high profile vehicles 
      on bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages are possible.

Elsewhere across southeast North Carolina and northeast South 
Carolina, little to no impact is anticipated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Closely monitor NOAA Weather radio or other local news outlets for 
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to 
the forecast.

* 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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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather 
Service in Wilmington NC around 11 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions 
warrant.

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