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City Preparing for Bad Weather

By Glenn Collins
Monday, April 25, 2011 | 3:04 PM

(l. to r.) Police Chief Kyle Reogas, Mayor Ken SunSeri and Fire Chief Phillip Weaver discuss the approaching hazardous weather.

Mayor Ken Sunseri announced Monday that the City is preparing for severe weather. The NWS has advised city officials that severe weather will likely affect the area between the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We know it's going to get bad,” Sunseri said, “and we want everyone to be prepared.”

According to the NWS, a squall line will move into the area early Tuesday between 3 AM and 6 AM bringing with it the chance of damaging straight line winds and an isolated tornado. The line will move across Tuesday during the day with the potential for damaging straight line winds, very heavy rainfall, and an isolated tornado.

The most risk will be Wednesday. This will be the strongest part of the weather system and it will produce all modes of severe weather, including tornadoes, severe straight line winds, large hail, and heavy rain.

The Mayor advises residents to be prepared for the possibility of tornadoes, severe wind damage, flooding in the usual areas (i.e. Hwy13), power outages and the like.

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