SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #9, 8/28/2011, 10:49 EDT: Irene has been downgraded to a tropical storm effective 0930 hours Eastern Time. Airports in North Carolina and Virginia report minor issues associated with the wind and rain. No airports have requested assistance. Thanks to the assessment teams at Asheville Regional, MWAA, RS&H in North Carolina and Todd Haines and his crew at DFW for standing by. Sean Broderick, great job on the web board and Twitter. Tom Draper, thanks for the reports and monitoring efforts. Thanks to all those airport operators and stakeholders involved in monitoring this storm and their efforts to assist affected airports. SEADOG status is STAND DOWN.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #8, 8/28/2011, 09:24 EDT: PHF reports all clear and they will resume normal operations this morning. SEADOG will continue to monitor Hurricane Irene as it continues to move up the East Coast. Assessment Teams are requested to remain on stand by status. SEADOG status is STANDBY.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #8, 8/28/2011, 06:35 EDT: SEADOG has not had requests for assistance or reports of damage from MWAA or BWI. Winds at DCA were at 40 mph with gusts up to 60. IAD and BWI sustained significantly less winds. SEADOG will continue monitoring this storm throughout the morning and will more than likely stand down later today unless requests for assistance come in from the northeast airports. Next SEADOG Advisory this afternoon. SEADOG will continue to monitor Hurricane Irene as it continues to move up the east coast. Assessment Teams are requested to remain on stand by status. SEADOG status is STANDBY.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #7, 8/27/2011, 17:32 EDT: SEADOG has had responses from airports in Virginia experiencing high winds and rainfall. Newport News-Williamsburg (PHF) reports they are on generator power, heavy rain, and downed trees. Norfolk (ORF) reports no serious damage at this time. The Washington D.C. area is expecting the brunt of the storm at 7PM tonight. SEADOG will continue to monitor Hurricane Irene as it continues to move up the east coast. Assessment Teams are requested to remain on stand by status. SEADOG status is STANDBY.
Airport Condition Reports
“We’re fine. No serious issues at this time.
Director of Operations
Norfolk Airport Authority
Newport News/Williamsburg reports heavy rain, downed trees and on generator power. No apparent damage to facility.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #6, 8/27/2011, 10:16 EDT:
SEADOG has had responses from airports in North Carolina that experienced high winds and rainfall. ILM reports they are on generator power, however there was no significant damage. Chris White at Albert J. Ellis Airport reported 75 mph winds and significant rainfall. SEADOG will continue to monitor Hurricane Irene as it continues to move up the east coast. Assessment Teams are requested to remain on stand by status. SEADOG status is STANDBY.
Airport Condition Reports
Gary Broughton D.O., Wilmington International Airport (ILM):
“Did ok. We are on generators but no major damage. Thanks.”
Chris White, AAE, Airport Director, Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ):
“We are just beginning to see some outer bands with a little wind and rain. The last flight is scheduled for 8:10 pm this evening after which we will close. The heavy winds and rain are due midday Saturday. We have been told to expect 10-14 inches of rain and sustained winds of 75mph.”
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #5, 8/26/2011, 11:27 EDT: SEADOG has reached out to Wilmington, NC, Norfolk, VA, Hampton Roads/Williamsburg, VA to offer assistance due to the affects of Hurricane Irene. SEADOG is currently developing assessment teams for North Carolina and Virginia. Asheville Regional Airport will conduct assessment activities should North Carolina airports request assistance. Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) will conduct assessment activities for Virginia airports. Airports seeking assistance should work through their local emergency management and request mission numbers for responding airports. Upon receiving a request for assistance, SEADOG will mobilize the FAA Bridgeline call to communicate with affected airports and responding airports. Notification of bridgeline calls this weekend will be provided via email with the contact number and password. SEADOG status is STANDBY for assessment teams.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #4, 8/25/2011, 16:53 EDT: The graphic below illustrates the path of Hurricane Irene and the potential cities that may be affected over the weekend. A number of coastal airports lie in the projected path of this storm and should be assessing the risk to their airports. Airports within the region of affected airports are asked to identify assessment resources and prepare to standby in the event assessment teams are needed. SEADOG will be reaching out to affected airports within the projected path of Hurricane Irene within the next 24 hours to provide contact numbers of coordination airports. Status is still MONITORING, however status may be upgraded to STANDBY based on tomorrow’s projections.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #3, 8/24/2011, 15:03 EDT: Current models continue to track Hurricane Irene just east of the outer banks of North Carolina. Landfall is projected in the northeast at a diminished strength. SEADOG status is MONITORING.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #2, 8/23/2011, 16:12 EDT: The National Hurricane Center issued a 2PM Advisory and updated tracking maps. While it is far too early to project landfall with with the number of variables associated with the storm, it would be reasonable to look at various scenarios and the potential for landfall. SEADOG will continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Irene and we will once again look at models and tracking tomorrow afternoon. SEADOG status is MONITORING.
SEADOG Advisory, Hurricane Irene— #1, 8/22/2011, 15:13 EDT: SEADOG continues to monitor Hurrricane Irene just off the coast of Puerto Rico as it continues on its WNW path. SEADOG continues to monitor this storm and does not believe there is a need for a Bridgeline call at this time. Should the storm increase in intensity and SEADOG elevates the status to STANDBY, Tom Draper in Orlando has agreed to take the lead as the Coordinating City with support from Savannah.