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Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect

LOCATIONS AFFECTED – Hope, Arkansas 

WIND – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind 

  • Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph 
  • THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST 
  • UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph 
  • The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. 
  • PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. 
  • PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage. 
  • ACT: 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: Additional 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts 
  • THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major flooding rain 
  • The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. 
  • PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely. 
  • PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. 
  • ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life. 
  • 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 somewhat favorable for tornadoes 

  • THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes 
  • The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. 
  • PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. 
  • PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. 
  • ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. 
  • POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited 
    • The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. 
    • A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. 
    • Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings. 

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