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Alert: Flood Watch/High Wind Warning in effect for *edit* jurisdiction through Tuesday.
As we prepare for Hurricane Sandy, The *edit* Regional Police Department is warning residents to be prepared for the potential for a significant weather event, starting tonight and intensifying Monday into Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high-wind warning as a result of this storm, and that may change as the storm moves inland.
As a result of this storm, the *edit* is undertaking measures to prepare, such as increasing patrol personnel available to residents throughout the next two days.
Police are asking residents to prepare for dangerous winds and flooding. This includes:
1. Staying away from trees and large branches during hind wind periods. An *edit* resident was seriously injured when he was struck by a large branch in a recent storm. It can happen suddenly and unexpectedly, and have severe results.
2. Avoid flooded areas. Driving through flooded roadways is a dangerous risk, and puts officers and fire personnel at risk as we must risk our lives as well to save you. It is against the law to drive around police barricades when the road has been closed, and we will be aggressively enforcing these laws throughout the next few days. Please, if you don't have to drive, then don't.
3. Secure outdoor items like patio tables, chairs, and grills. High winds can certainly blow these items around, which could cause injuries and property damage.
4. Prepare your emergency kit now. That includes batteries, non-perishable food such as nuts, cereals, and granola bars, water, blankets, medications, tools, glasses, etc. Plan for widespread power outages that may last several days.
Again, our police department has been mobilized and will be ready to help residents 24 hours a day. Contact police, fire, and ambulances for emergencies by dialing 911. Non-emergency calls can be made by dialing *edit*.
I will be using my Facebook profile *edit* to update residents on road conditions and weather conditions throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday. Please send a friend request and keep me updated in your backyard as well. Any large scale emergencies will be relayed through Nixle.
Thank you, and be safe.
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
Do you have life vests for your chickens or are they good swimmers?
Originally posted by riverwild
reply to post by eriktheawful
That is one BIG storm!!!!!
Reports saying it's expected to be the biggest in 100 years.
Anyone know what storm they are comparing it to?
Originally posted by JackBauer
Peach Bottom nuclear power plant is right in the path of the storm, hopefully they have everything in order. I know the NRC started sending out personnel to the affected plants a couple days ago.
President Obama is warning Americans living in the path of Hurricane Sandy not to take the storm threat lightly.
Obama, who still plans to leave for Florida tonight, had been scheduled to stay on the campaign trail until Wednesday -- but he will now return to the White House on Monday night to monitor the impact of the storm.
Ahead of Hurricane Sandy's impending landfall, President Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a briefing on the latest storm preparations.