High Wind Warning Issued by NWS

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

Stay Prepared-Stay Informed-Stay Safe.  

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High-Wind Warning for Prince George’s County starting at 5:00 am on Saturday.  Citizens should secure loose items on your property that could become projectiles during periods of high winds.  It is not uncommon for power outages to occur during these weather events; citizens should have their emergency kits at the ready.  Among other items, your kit should include a flashlight/lantern with fresh batteries and a battery operated radio to stay informed of emergency information.  Ensure your cell phones have a full charge.

Remember – Safety First Ensures Everyone Goes Home!!!
Event: High Wind Warning
Alert:
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY... 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 PM
EST SATURDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...5 AM TO 9 PM...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS BETWEEN 10 AM
AND 5 PM.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES...AND DOWNED TREES AND
LARGE BRANCHES. ENSURE LOOSE OBJECTS ON YOUR PROPERTY ARE
SECURED OR BROUGHT INSIDE.
Instructions: A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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