Watch vs. Warning
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible in a specified area within 72 hours. This is the time to buy perishable goods and those items with a shelf life such as batteries. Put your plan into action.
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions will affect a specified area within 36 hours. All of your storm preparations should be complete. At this point officials will be making determinations if and when evacuations will be necessary. All flood zones should be ready to evacuate. The entire community of Wrightsville Beach is a flood zone. Be ready.
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