Weather Alert: A Really Bad Beach Weekend | Eastern North Carolina Now

News release:

    Good Morning:

    Weather at a glance for today and Saturday through Sunday: Hot (80 to 90 degrees); Humid (70% to 90%); Precipitation (Often); Amount (Varying 2 -3 inches). Where (Anywhere in Beaufort county); Winds (Gusting as high as 50mph in TS); Severe Weather (Possible to Certain for Thunder Storms) and some Storms will be hazardous to your health. Typical weather for our area, however, not for seven or eight days in a row!

    General Weather Hazards: The ground has become very wet and if we get the forecasted amounts of rain, another two inches, combined with high gusty winds then more tree tops and trees are going to fall. We had two homes damaged yesterday in Beaufort County by falling trees. Sometimes the rain will be heavy enough to completely obscure your vision and cause ponding on the highways.

    After reviewing our rainfall amounts over the past four days we should remain vigilant to the possibility of Flash Flooding in the normal areas of the County. Several areas in the County have seen very vivid and dangerous cloud to ground lighting and this trend will continue through the weekend.

    All First Responders need to remember their basic "Defensive Driving Skills" training throughout this period of unusually moist and unsettled weather. I have noticed a much larger volume of out-of-state license plates on vehicles traveling on the roads. Those folks do not always know our roads as well as we do so use caution especially when weather conditions are poor.

    Incident Commander's you and your Safety Officers must remain weather aware. Heat injuries and vehicle strikes of our fellow first responders are the two main hazards we face on scene during incidents. Both can lead to serious injury or even death. Visibility of our personnel and hydration are the keys to combat these issues.

    If you or your family/friends are outside during the next three days please consider the following: "Where will we go if a severe storm comes over the horizon". Be safe and "Weather Aware"

    John Pack

    Coordinator, Beaufort County Emergency Services

     1420 Highland Drive
     Washington, NC 27889
     (252)946-2046 Office   •   (252) 975-6802 Fax   •
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