NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine, and residents are encouraged remain vigilant and prepare for the potential impacts.
As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Tropical Storm Hermine was located approximately 325 miles southeast of Wilmington, drifting northward near 2 mph with winds near 40 mph. A north-northeastward motion is expected later today, and a turn toward the northeast with increasing forward speed is expected Thursday afternoon.
Expected weather conditions include heavy rains, gusty winds and dangerous surf conditions. The latest forecasts projects tropical force winds will begin Friday evening and end sometime Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches is possible and is expected to cause considerable flooding in vulnerable locations.
Additional information on Tropical Storm Hermine is available on the National Weather Service, Wilmington Office, website, http://weather.gov/ilm or the National Hurricane Center, website, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
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Emergency Management Communications Coordinator