Cycloneye posted a thread on Beryl, no one has posted on Chris. I think that Chris is a more appropriate comparable. It is what I think will the biggest concern for the US will be for the rest of the season. In close development has always been the biggest fear and concern for the EOC. Mainly because of the lack of warning time. If Chris had headed to the coast instead of out to sea there would been no time to evacuate the residents and tourist here on the Outer Banks. Luckily, the omnipresent east coast saving trough was there to shunt him out to sea and his path was pretty much set in stone. Unfortunately, as the season progresses and the Bermuda high builds this trough usually gets shifted west to around the Ohio valley putting the entire east coast at risk. I wanted to say more but our emergencey broadcast system just went off.
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Eastern Dare County in eastern North Carolina...
* Until 600 PM EDT.
* At 307 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms producing heavy rain will be shortly moving across
the warned area for an extended period of time. Very heavy rain
has fallen across the warned area over the last several days, as
well as this morning. Anywhere from 5 to 12 inches of rain have
fallen since Friday. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Kill Devil Hills, Frisco, Southern Shores, Buxton, Salvo, Waves,
Avon, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Manteo, Sanderling, Colington,
Whalebone, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Nags Head Fishing Pier,
Bodie Island Lighthouse, Duck Coe Pier, Jockeys Ridge State Park,
Wright Brothers National Monument and Hatteras Ferry Terminal.
Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 are possible in the warned
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.
This is the general tropical discussion area. Anyone can take their shot at predicting a storms path.
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