From the National Weather Service: Jose Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 53 National Weather Service TAUNTON MA AL122017 1132 AM EDT Mon Sep 18 2017 MAZ022-182345- /O.NEW.KBOX.TR.W.1012.170918T1532Z-000000T0000Z/ /O.UPG.KBOX.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ Barnstable MA- 1132 AM EDT Mon Sep 18 2017 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT... A Tropical Storm Warning means Tropical storm wind conditions are expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Chatham - Falmouth - Provincetown * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph. - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties. - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter may result in injury. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Begins early Tuesday afternoon - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for peak storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot above ground. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited storm surge flooding impacts. Efforts should now be brought to completion before conditions deteriorate. - Localized inundation is possible. Follow the instructions of local officials. Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Leave immediately if evacuation orders are issued. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 4-8 inches, with locally higher amounts - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding rain impacts. - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency planning need not include a threat for tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical tornadoes. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.