Hurricane

know your zone boats

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Evacuation Guide document

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Aerial View of Flooded Parking Lot
Aerial View of Flooded Streets

Picture: Hurricane Isabel affected Maryland's Eastern Shore in September 2003. Pictured above are Fisherman's Inn and Annie's located in the Kent Narrows area of Queen Anne's County.

Useful Definitions

Tropical Storm Watch - A tropical storm watch is issued when tropical storm conditions, including winds from 39 to 73 mph, pose a possible threat to a specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Warning - A tropical storm warning is issued when tropical storm conditions, including winds from 39-73 mph, are expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less.

Hurricane Watch - A hurricane warning is issued when a hurricane with sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher is expected in a specified coastal area in 24 hours or less. A hurricane-related hazard is a possible threat within 36 hours.

Hurricane Warning - A hurricane warning is issued when a hurricane with sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher is expected in a specified coastal area in 24 hours or less. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continues, even though the winds may have subsided below hurricane intensity.

Flash Flood Watch - A flash flood watch means a flash flood is possible in the area; stay alert.

Flash Flood Warning - A flash flood warning means a flash flood is imminent and everyone in the area should take immediate action.