Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Atlanta, Georgia First Time in History

Tropical Storm Warning
Irma Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 45
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA AL112017
609 AM EDT Sun Sep 10 2017

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North Fulton-
609 AM EDT Sun Sep 10 2017

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT…

A Tropical Storm Warning means Tropical storm wind conditions are
expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
– Atlanta

* WIND
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
– The wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment.
– Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
– To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind
impacts. Remaining efforts to secure properties should now
be brought to completion.
– Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in serious injury. Move to safe shelter before
the wind becomes hazardous.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
– Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
– Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
over.
– A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
– Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
– Peak Rainfall Amounts: 3-5 inches, with locally higher
amounts

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
– The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
– Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
– To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
rain impacts.
– Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
– Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
– Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
currents. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become
swollen and overflow in spots.
– Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and
bridge closures.

* TORNADO
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

– CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
– The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
– Emergency plans 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:
– Family emergency plans: Federal Emergency Management Agency
– http://ready.gov/hurricanes
– Local weather conditions and forecasts:
– http://weather.gov/atlanta

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