Skip to content


Tropical Storm Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 21


Issued Expired

Start Time

Thu 10/11/2018 05:10 PM EDT

End Time

Fri 10/12/2018 01:15 AM EDT



Full Alert Message

Tropical Storm Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 21 National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC AL142018 510 PM EDT Thu Oct 11 2018 This product covers the western Carolinas and NE Georgia **MICHAEL RAPIDLY RACING EAST OF THE AREA** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - All watches and warnings have been canceled * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * STORM INFORMATION: - About 130 miles east-northeast of Charlotte NC or about 210 miles east-northeast of Greenville/Spartanburg SC - 36.1N 78.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement Northeast or 50 degrees at 24 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The center of Tropical Storm Michael will race rapidly east of the area tonight. Windy conditions will linger across the North Carolina mountains tonight but winds will diminish elsewhere. Although rainfall has ended, high water levels will linger across North Carolina as runoff moves through the water system. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across the western Carolinas and NE Georgia. * FLOODING RAIN: Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across the western Carolinas and NE Georgia. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: RECOVERY PHASE - Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear to return. * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: If your home or shelter was damaged, be alert to the smell of gas leaks and be cautious around electrical wiring, broken glass, jagged metal and wood, and protruding nails and screws. Check to see if everyone in your group is OK. Administer first aid to those who are injured. If possible, call 9 1 1 for any serious injuries. Remember, it may be difficult for emergency responders to arrive quickly. Check in with your emergency points of contact. Let them know your location and status. Keep conversations short and to the point. Do not tie up communications systems. Check on your neighbors. If necessary, help them connect with their points of contact. Allow extra time for emergency vehicles to reach you as they navigate road hazards. When entering areas that have been heavily damaged, bring along a GPS-enabled device to help with street navigation. Do not drive on roads that have been marked closed. Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers interfere with the emergency work of first responders. When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed lanterns. Be aware of sparks that can ignite natural gas or other leaking flammables. Do not go up on your roof until the weather conditions are safe. Ladders can be slippery in the rain and unexpected wind gusts can blow you off the roof. When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chainsaws and axes. Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roofs or power lines can be especially dangerous. If you are not in good health or unsure about what you are doing, have someone with tree cutting experience do the job. Never cut trees without a partner. If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following instructions provided by the manufacturer. Operate your generator in a well-ventilated space outside of your living area and away from open doors and windows. Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened trees and/or power lines, collapse damaged structures, or cause flying debris. Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover the road. Turn around, don't drown! * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see - For information on creating an emergency plan see - For additional disaster preparedness information see NEXT UPDATE ----------- As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement issued by the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.