“High winds will continue to progress eastward towards the major metropolitan areas of Baltimore and Washington overnight. By daybreak, winds across the region will be from the northwest sustained at 30-40 mph, with gusts 60-70 mph. Isolated wind gusts could reach 80 mph, particularly at higher elevations west of the Interstate 95 corridor.”
“Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Pedestrians will face very hazardous conditions, and need to be aware of wind-borne projectiles. People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your homes during the windstorm, and avoid windows. If you use a portable generator, follow manufacturer`s instructions and do not use inside homes, garages, or apartments.”
A few quick tips:
* Charge your portable devices NOW * Do not park your car under a tree * If you have vulnerable trees near your house that you know could fall, sleep in the lowest level overnight in an interior room, away from windows. * Please read the overview discussion below and do not venture out in the morning if conditions appear dangerous.