Event: Hurricane Warning

Alert:

...HURRICANE IRENE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS

TODAY...

.NEW INFORMATION...

UPDATED STORM LOCATION.

THE STATUS OF THE MARYLAND COUNTIES OF TALBOT AND CAROLINE HAS BEEN

CHANGED TO A TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

THE STORM SURGE INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...

THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN EASTERN

PENNSYLVANIA...NEW JERSEY...DELAWARE AND NORTHEASTERN

MARYLAND...AS WELL AS ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF NEW JERSEY AND

DELAWARE AND ON DELAWARE BAY.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...NEW

CASTLE...KENT...INLAND SUSSEX...DELAWARE BEACHES...MIDDLESEX...

WESTERN MONMOUTH...EASTERN MONMOUTH...SALEM...GLOUCESTER...

CAMDEN...NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON...OCEAN...CUMBERLAND...

ATLANTIC...CAPE MAY...ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY...COASTAL

ATLANTIC...COASTAL OCEAN...SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON...DELAWARE AND

PHILADELPHIA.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR ALL OF

NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE COASTAL WATERS AND DELAWARE BAY.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING

LOCATIONS...TALBOT...CAROLINE.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...

CECIL...KENT MD...QUEEN ANNES...SUSSEX...WARREN...MORRIS...

HUNTERDON...SOMERSET...MERCER...CARBON...MONROE...BERKS...

LEHIGH...NORTHAMPTON...CHESTER...MONTGOMERY AND BUCKS.

A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF PHILADELPHIA QUAD STATE

REGION. PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD WARNINGS THAT MIGHT

BE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA.

.STORM INFORMATION...

AT 5 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED NEAR

LATITUDE 39.2N...LONGITUDE 74.5W. THIS WAS ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTH

OF ATLANTIC CITY NJ...OR ABOUT 50 MILES EAST OF DOVER DE. STORM

MOTION WAS NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 18 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS

75 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...

HURRICANE IRENE IS FORECAST TO TRACK NORTHWARD PARALLEL TO THE

COAST...WITH THE CENTER OF THE HURRICANE PASSING VERY CLOSE TO

THE NEW JERSEY COAST THIS MORNING. THE STORM WILL BRING DAMAGING

WINDS...TORRENTIAL RAIN WITH DANGEROUS FLOODING...AND COASTAL

FLOODING.

OVERALL...A TOTAL 6 TO 10 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH

ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 14 INCHES. HEAVY AND POSSIBLY RECORD

SETTING RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH TODAY WILL LIKELY RESULT IN MAJOR

FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NEW JERSEY...EASTERN

PENNSYLVANIA...DELAWARE AND NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND. SMALL CREEKS

AND STREAMS ARE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING. THE RARITAN

AND SCHUYLKILL RIVERS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO REACT RATHER QUICKLY

AND ARE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. THE DELAWARE AND PASSAIC

RIVERS REACT MORE SLOWLY. HOWEVER...THEY ALSO ARE HIGHLY

SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING FROM THIS RAINFALL EVENT.

FLOOD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR MOST OF THE REGION...WITH

MANY LOCATIONS FORECAST TO EXPERIENCE MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING.

WHEN MAKING DECISIONS...DO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK

OF THE HURRICANE...AS IRENE IS A LARGE STORM. THIS IS A DANGEROUS

SITUATION. REMAIN IN A SAFE LOCATION UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR CAPE MAY COUNTY...NEW

JERSEY.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF

ATLANTIC COUNTY...NEW JERSEY.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR LONG BEACH ISLAND IN OCEAN

COUNTY...NEW JERSEY.

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR BERKELEY TOWNSHIP IN

OCEAN COUNTY...NEW JERSEY.

MAJOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA HAVE

SUSPENDED OPERATIONS. A NUMBER OF BRIDGES ARE CLOSED. PLEASE

MONITOR MEDIA BROADCASTS REGARDING THE STATUS OF

EVACUATIONS...TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND SHELTERS.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT RESIDENTS AND VISITORS FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF

LOCAL OFFICIALS REGARDING EVACUATIONS.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVACUATE IF DIRECTED TO DO SO BY LOCAL OFFICIALS OR IF YOUR HOME

IS VULNERABLE TO HIGH WINDS OR FLOODING. PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES

THAT COULD LAST FOR MANY DAYS. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR VEHICLE HAS A

FULL TANK OF GAS.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR

OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION.

FOR ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY AND PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION, PLEASE

REFER TO THE DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR LOCATION AS

DESCRIBED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AND LOCAL

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER

SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY AROUND 800 AM EDT...OR SOONER IF

CONDITIONS WARRANT.

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...

UPDATED STORM INFORMATION. NEW INFORMATION ON THE STORM SURGE.

...PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS...

THE CHANCE FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME IS LESS THAN OR

EQUAL TO 50 PERCENT. ALSO...THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM

CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME IS 94 TO 100 PERCENT.

...WINDS...

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 50 TO 60 MPH

RANGE WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH.

DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED. POORLY ANCHORED MOBILE HOMES MAY BE

DAMAGED...ALONG WITH THOSE OF OLD OR POOR CONSTRUCTION. SOME WELL

ANCHORED MOBILE HOMES MAY HAVE SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO

ROOFS...WALLS AND WINDOWS. SOME HOMES OF FRAME CONSTRUCTION WILL

SUSTAIN DAMAGE AND PERHAPS BLOWN OUT WINDOWS. LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS

WILL BE BLOWN ABOUT...CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE

INJURY. MANY AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE POWER OUTAGES WITH SOME DOWNED

POWER POLES. NUMEROUS LARGE BRANCHES OF HEALTHY TREES WILL SNAP.

SOME TREES WILL BE UPROOTED...ESPECIALLY WHERE THE GROUND IS

SATURATED.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...

FOR MIDDLESEX AND MONMOUTH COUNTIES IN NEW JERSEY...A STORM SURGE

OF 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTED TIDE IS EXPECTED.

IT WILL RESULT IN NEAR RECORD SEVERE TIDAL FLOODING THIS MORNING.

FOR OCEAN COUNTY IN NEW JERSEY...A STORM SURGE OF 3 TO 4 FEET

ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTED TIDE IS EXPECTED. IT WILL RESULT

IN SEVERE TIDAL FLOODING THIS MORNING.

FOR ATLANTIC COUNTY IN NEW JERSEY...A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 3 FEET

ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTED TIDE IS EXPECTED. IT WILL RESULT

IN MODERATE TO SEVERE TIDAL FLOODING THIS MORNING.

FOR CAPE MAY COUNTY IN NEW JERSEY AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY IN

DELAWARE...A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL

PREDICTED TIDE IS EXPECTED. IT WILL RESULT IN MODERATE TIDAL

FLOODING THIS MORNING.

FOR THE DELAWARE BAY SHORELINE...A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 3 FEET

ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTED TIDE IS EXPECTED. IT WILL RESULT

IN MODERATE TIDAL FLOODING THIS MORNING.

FOR THE TIDAL DELAWARE RIVER...A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE

THE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTED TIDE IS EXPECTED. IN COMBINATION WITH

RUNOFF FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL...IT WILL RESULT IN MODERATE TO

SEVERE TIDAL FLOODING THIS MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON.

...COASTAL HAZARDS...

SEVERE BEACH EROSION ALONG WITH BATTERING WAVES...AROUND 20 FEET

HIGH...WILL OCCUR ALONG THE DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY COASTLINE

INTO THIS AFTERNOON.

...RIP CURRENTS...

DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST. DO

NOT ENTER THE SURF.

Instructions:

Target Area:

Atlantic

Atlantic Coastal Cape May

Camden

Cape May

Coastal Atlantic

Coastal Ocean

Cumberland

Eastern Monmouth

Gloucester

Middlesex

Northwestern Burlington

Ocean

Salem

Southeastern Burlington

Western Monmouth