CAUTION – High Wind Warning – Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued by NWS

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930,

The National Weather Service (NWS) advises that ‘Hazardous’ winds with gusts up to 60 mph are expected across the area this afternoon and evening.  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has also been issued.

The NWS warns severe weather could cause property damage and power outages and has issued a high wind warning for between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.   Citizens should anticipate that winds could down trees and cause power outages.   A cold front could precede the high winds and pose a “slight risk” of severe weather. 

Citizens should take precautions before the high winds occur.  Property in outdoor areas should be secured and emergency kits prepared for possible power outage and other emergencies.  Ensure cell phones are charged fully and fresh batteries are available for flashlights, radios and smoke alarms.

Stay Informed – Stay Ready – Stay Safe.  Safety First ensures Everyone will Go Home.

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