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Last briefing for Irma, notice of rescheduled Council meeting

This is the last briefing we’ll receive from the National Weather Service on Hurricane Irma (and we take that as a good sign). Here are the key points and some additional information from us:

— We have rescheduled tomorrow night’s Council meeting to Tuesday. Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. We had to make that call late last week when we were still not sure of the storm’s track.
— Our part of the Carolinas will experience peripheral impacts between high pressure to our north and Irma to our south & southwest including: gusty winds, some heavy rain, isolated tornadoes, and some coastal flooding.
— Winds will peak today through this evening and cause minor coastal flooding, especially with each high tide. Minor ocean over-wash may persist into Tue and downtown Wilmington near the river may have minor coastal flooding each high tide through Tuesday.
— The tornado risk will be greatest today across all areas, and the risk will shift into portions of SE and E NC during Tuesday morning.
— Although weather conditions will gradually improve during Tuesday, the risk for dangerous surf and rip currents will persist through the upcoming week as swells from Jose impact our coast.