Update: Tropical Storm Warning issued September 15 at 10:57AM EDT by NWS Columbia SC
Areas Affected: Lancaster
* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph
– POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Potential for wind 39 to
– The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
– PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
– PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
– 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
– 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 6-10 inches, with locally
– POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Potential for major
– 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
– 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
– 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.
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes
– POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Tornadoes not expected
– The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
– PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
with gusty winds may still occur.
– PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
– ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.
– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
– Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.
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