Hurricane Warning for Northeast, PR

This alert expired on September 7, 2017 at 4:45:00 AM AST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Northeast

Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:43:00 PM AST

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

- Northeast

* WIND

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind

- Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 65 mph

- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: through the next few
hours

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: High

- The wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment.

- Remain braced against the reasonable threat for hurricane
force wind of 74 to 110 mph of equivalent Category 1 to 2
intensity.

- To be safe, efforts should fully focus on protecting life.
Properties remain subject to extensive wind impacts.

- Now is the time to urgently hide from the wind. Failure to
adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Remain sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding

- Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* STORM SURGE

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible

- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas

- Window of concern: through early Thursday morning

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated

- The storm surge threat has decreased from the previous
assessment.

- Emergency considerations should posture for a reasonable
threat for peak storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot
above ground.

- To be safe, stay away from storm surge flooding capable of
limited impacts.

- Localized inundation is possible. Continue to follow the
instructions of local officials.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding

- Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect

- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-5 inches, with locally
higher amounts

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: High

- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.

- Emergency considerations should include a threat of
flooding.

- Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
impacts.

- If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
recommended actions.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive

- Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
rescues.

- Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos,
and ditches may become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas,
destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while
increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides.
Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed.

- Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover
escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some
weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:

- Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None

- The tornado threat has decreased from the previous
assessment.

- Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
winds may still occur.

- Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
tornadoes.

- Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None

- Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:

- HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SJU/
ready.gov

How to prepare and stay safe

  • During a hurricane
    Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
    Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
    Be extra careful when walking outside.
    Storm damage such as downed power lines and fallen debris could injure you.
  • 6 hours before arrival
    Close storm shutters if possible and stay away from windows.
    Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.
    Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary.
    If you lose power, food will last longer.
  • 6 to 12 hours before arrival
    Turn on your TV/radio, or check your local government’s website frequently.
    You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
    Charge your phone.
    You’ll have a full battery if you lose power.
  • 12 to 36 hours before arrival
    Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.
    These may become a safety hazard.
    Bookmark your local government’s website.
    This gives you quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
  • 36 to 48 hours before arrival
    Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit.
    Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
    For example, you can use phone, text, social media, or email.
    Create an evacuation plan with your family.
    You may have to leave quickly.

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