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High Wind Warning for Western Prince William Sound, Alaska

This alert expired on April 9, 2021 at 1:00:00 PM AKDT ·
This alert has been updated.
Alert area: Western Prince William Sound
Posted April 9, 2021 at 4:25:00 AM AKDT
...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM AKDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR SEWARD...

* WHAT...North winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph.

* WHERE...Seward and vicinity.

* WHEN...Until 1 PM AKDT this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...High winds may move loose debris, damage property,
and cause power outages. Travel will be difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds are expected early this
morning. Winds will gradually diminish starting late this
morning and continuing through Saturday morning.
People are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown
around or damaged by the wind. Prepare for the possibility of
widespread power outages. Use caution if you must drive.
ready.gov

Tips from ready.gov


Excerpted from ready.gov
Before:

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Know where to shelter (ie: basement, interior room/hall, bathroom, closet, etc) if conditions warrant and where shelters in your area are located.

  • Ensure your home is ready - Elevate items in the basement which could be flooded. Bring in outdoors items such as children''s toys, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc which could be blown around and damaged.
    Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.

  • More:

  • What to do before severe weather.

noaa.gov

What is a High Wind Warning?

Warning
Watch
Wind speeds forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria in the next 12 to 48 hours. (Typical values are sustained wind speeds of 40 mph or greater lasting for 1 hour or longer, or winds of 58 mph or greater for any duration).