Warnings, Watches, Advisories, and Outlooks for Pattona,Mississippi
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Hurricane Local Statement for Pattona, Mississippi

Tropical Storm Zeta Local Statement Advisory Number 13

Tropical Storm Zeta Local Statement Advisory Number 13
National Weather Service Jackson MS AL282020
419 PM CDT Tue Oct 27 2020

This product covers Central Mississippi, Northeast Louisiana, and extreme Southeast Arkansas



- None

- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Forrest, Jones, and

- About 600 miles south of Hattiesburg MS
- 22.7N 90.3W
- Storm Intensity 65 mph
- Movement Northwest or 310 degrees at 14 mph


Tropical Storm Zeta is moving northwest over the Gulf of Mexico
this afternoon. After weakening due to land interaction, Zeta is
expected to re-strengthen into a hurricane later today. It will begin
to accelerate and turn northeastward on Wednesday. Landfall along the
southeastern Louisiana coast is expected late tomorrow afternoon with
Zeta at or near hurricane strength. As Zeta moves inland, the threat
for damaging winds and isolated flash flooding will increase across
the I-59 corridor Wednesday evening. The greatest threat for tropical
storm force winds will be across portions of Lamar, Forrest and Jones
Counties. The greatest potential for isolated flooding will exist
mainly along the I-59 corridor. Conditions will improve Thursday
morning as Zeta pulls northeastward out of the area.


Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across southeast Mississippi. Potential impacts in this area
- 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.

Elsewhere across Central Mississippi, Northeast Louisiana, and
extreme Southeast Arkansas, little to no impact is anticipated.

Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across southeast Mississippi. Potential
impacts include:
- Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
ditches 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.

Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across far southeast Mississippi. Potential impacts include:
- 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.

Elsewhere across Central Mississippi, Northeast Louisiana, and
extreme Southeast Arkansas, little to no impact is anticipated.


Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or have
pets. Take essential items with you from your Emergency Supplies Kit.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather

- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org


The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Jackson MS around 10 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions

Any use of the information on this page is at your own risk. This information should not be relied upon in life-threatening situations, potential financial loss situations or in lieu of any officially disseminated information. Visit the National Weather Service for official information.

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