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July 2, 2014 5:31 AM

[ARCHIVED] Main Street Water Fight is Cancelled. Fireworks Rescheduled to Saturday, July 5

*** MAIN STREET WATER FIGHT IS CANCELLED ***

All of the events scheduled for Main Street and Children’s Beach this Friday, July 4th are rescheduled for Saturday, July 5th. All of these activities will remain at their same scheduled times but they will now be held on Saturday; however the annual Main Street Water Fight is cancelled altogether due to damage at the Wannacomet Water Company. All activity information is available in the 2014 Fourth of July Calendar of Events available at 25 Federal Street or download at: www.nantucket-ma.gov/visitor. You can also follow us on Twitter @nantucketbuzz #ACKfireworks.

The Fireworks at Jetties Beach are now scheduled to be held on July 5th but TBD by the Town of Nantucket’s Emergency Personnel. The decision to shoot off the fireworks on July 5th will be made by the Town of Nantucket’s Emergency Personnel on Saturday afternoon, after damages from Hurricane Arthur can be assessed.

For more information, please contact Kate Hamilton Pardee at 508-325-5396.

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UPDATES

*** MAIN STREET WATER FIGHT IS CANCELLED ***

~~SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014: 7:30AM UPDATE FROM NANTUCKET EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & WANNACOMET WATER COMPANY

Main Street Water Fight is cancelled. However, all other Main Street activities and the evening Fireworks Show at Jetties Beach will continue as scheduled.

Wannacomet Water Company announces that the State Forest Pumping Station and well has experienced a loss of the control system and the well is out of service until Monday. Technicians will be on-island on Monday to make repairs. Additionally, a major leak in the Wyer’s Valley system was repaired early this morning. Because of these extraordinary simultaneous events Wannacomet Water is asking that customers restrict or turn off their automatic irrigation systems until further notice. Your cooperation will allow Wannacomet to maintain adequate supplies for public safety.

~~FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014: 8:00PM UPDATE FROM NANTUCKET EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY SHELTER NOTICE

Due to the severe weather conditions of Hurricane Arthur the Nantucket Memorial Airport commercial flights, Steamship Authority, and Hy- line ferries’ have been canceled. The Red Cross and Nantucket Emergency Services have open the emergency Shelter at the Nantucket High School to house stranded day visitors. The Shelter is located at 10 Surfside Road [Nantucket High School] and will be open at 8:00 PM July 4th , 2014 till the storm subsides.

Individuals located in the downtown area needing transportation to the shelter may take the NRTA bus at the Greenhound Station, 4 Washington Street.

The bus will be labeled SHELTER; individuals seeking shelter are not allowed to bring alcohol, drugs, or weapons with them to the shelter.

For all NON-EMERGENCIES please call 508-228-1212 and as always for EMERGENCIES Dial 9-1-1.

Please also follow us on Twitter @NantucketPolice for time sensitive updates.

~~FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014: 1:00PM UPDATE FROM NANTUCKET EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY SHELTER: *** The Emergency Shelter is NOT activated *** Equipment is staged at the Nantucket High School, additional equipment (100 sets) delivered by MEMA this morning. IF the shelter is open, notice and instructions will be provided.

WINDS: Hurricane Arthur makes its closest approach (80 miles SE of Nantucket) 11PM Friday. Winds will be tropical storm force (40-50MPH) sustained over Nantucket from 9 PM Friday- 3AM Saturday, with possible gusts to 60+MPH around 11PM

SWELLS AND RIP CURRENTS: Building southerly swell expected - High rip current risk Friday through late Saturday. Rip currents will pose a significant risk for beachgoers both Friday and Saturday.

SEAS: Rapidly building seas, 15-20 feet South and East of Nantucket

RAIN: Rain fall Totals: Possible 4-5" total rain fall during the period, Friday thru Saturday afternoon

MARINERS: All mariners should be making storm preparations during the daylight hours Friday by 4:00PM

STORM SURGE: Significant storm surge is not anticipated in Nantucket Harbor, Tide is not astronomically high and less than a 2' surge is forecast

MEMA: Community Coordinator on Island

~~THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014: 3:00PM UPDATE FROM NANTUCKET EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

National Weather Service latest information from the conference call at 2:15PM. Hurricane Arthur is expected to be a Category 2 Hurricane as it passes the Outer Banks of North Carolina early tomorrow. It is anticipated it will be downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it reaches the colder water near the Northeast Coast.

WINDS: Hurricane Arthur makes its closest approach (100 miles SE of Nantucket) 11PM Friday. Winds will be tropical storm force (40-50MPH) sustained over Nantucket from 9 PM Friday- 3AM Saturday, with possible gusts to 60+MPH around 11PM

SWELLS AND RIP CURRENTS: Building southerly swell expected - High rip current risk Friday through late Saturday. Rip currents will pose a significant risk for beachgoers both Friday and Saturday.

SEAS: Rapidly building seas, 15-20 feet South and East of Nantucket
Rain fall Totals: Possible 4-5" total rain fall during the period, Friday thru Saturday afternoon
Mariners: All mariners should be making storm preparations during the daylight hours Thursday or by noon Friday.

STORM SURGE: Significant storm surge is not anticipated in Nantucket Harbor, Tide is not astronomically high and less than a 2' surge is forecast

~~THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014: 12:00PM UPDATE FROM NANTUCKET EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

This is the latest weather update from the National Weather Service as it pertains to Nantucket Island. Nantucket remains in the cone of uncertainty. Strongest winds are east of the track with usually a sharp cutoff west of track. Everyone is to use extreme caution when at the east and south facing beaches. High Surf and Rip Tides warnings will remain through early Sunday.

WINDS: The latest track guidance, expect that only a few gusts to 30-40 mph with an isolated gust to 50 mph SE of Nantucket late Friday night into Saturday morning.

RAIN: Rain fall totals for Thurs, Friday, Friday Night 4.0 to 5.0 inches, potential for localized flooding

SEAS: 15-20 ft seas southeast of Nantucket.

RIP CURRENTS/HIGH SURF: Concerns of high seas/swell and rip currents remain high. The high surf building will lead to a high risk for rip currents across Island beaches. This threat begins Friday, but is likely to linger into Late Saturday.

FLOODING: Little if any coastal flooding is expected. Tides are not astronomically high.
Seas.

~~ WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014: 3:00PM UPDATE FROM NANTUCKET EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

This is the latest weather Update from the National Weather Service as it pertains to Nantucket Island.

WINDS: The latest track guidance, expect that only a few gusts to 30-40 mph with an isolated gust to 50 mph SE of Nantucket late Fri night into Sat morning.

SEAS/SWELL & RIP CURRENTS: The High surf building will lead to a high risk for rip currents across Island beaches. This threat begins Friday, but is likely to linger into Late Saturday

FLOODING: Little if any coastal flooding is expected. Tides are not astronomically high.

SEAS: 10-15 ft seas southeast of Nantucket. Rain fall totals for Thurs, Friday, Friday Night 2.5 to 3.0 inches, potential for localized flooding

Nantucket is now just out of the cone of uncertainty. Strongest winds are east of the track with usually a sharp cutoff west of track.



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