High Wind Advisory & Flood Watch Issued

10:10 AM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND - A High Wind Advisory and a Flood Watch continues for all of northern Ohio through at least Tuesday afternoon.

These advisories/watches include the following counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Wayne.

The effects of Hurricane Sandy will continue to affect northern Ohio for the next 12 to 24 hours. Winds will be out of the north to northwest at 20 to 30 mph with stronger gusts.

The strong winds are expected especially along the immediate lakeshore.

Tree and power line damage is expected. Minor roof and siding damage is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour...with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Damage to trees...power lines...and property are possible with wind of this magnitude. If you have a high profile vehicles be extra careful until the wind subsides.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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