Tropical Storm Warning In Effect Along Coast

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Jul 082021

A tropical storm warning is in effect until further notice mainly along the coast (Milford, New Haven, Guilford).
The wind assessment has decreased as the storm approaches. You can expect peak winds of 10-25 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph. Winds will be less than 39 mph — less than tropical storm force — but conditions may still be gusty according to the National Weather Service.
Ensure emergency readiness should the forecast change. The threat to life and property includes typical forecast uncertainty in track, size and intensity.
There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect. An anticipated 1-3 inches of rain will fall, with locally higher amounts. Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.
The current situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes. Plans should still include the potential for a few tornadoes. Stay informed should additional weather alerts be needed. If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.
The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions.  Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.
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