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4/12/2020 4:59:00 PM
Severe Weather Possible
Photo Courtesy of National Weather Service
Photo Courtesy of National Weather Service

Lincoln Herald Staff

We're already dealing with one emergency--the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now there's the possibility of another--the weather.  The National Weather Service says we can expect rain, sometimes heavy, overnight. Thunderstorms are likely, and the wind will be increasing to 18 to 23 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%, and new rainfall amounts will be between 1 and 2 inches.
Showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday morning and some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog may also occur in the morning.  It will be breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts will be between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Strong thunderstorms Sunday night  may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, tornadoes and large hail. A few strong, long-lasting tornadoes are also possible. Very heavy rainfall could also lead to flash flooding overnight.  

Night-time severe weather, when most people are sleeping, can be particularly dangerous. Before going to bed Sunday night, be sure to have a way to receive severe weather alerts that can wake you, like a NOAA weather radio or weather alerts enabled on your cell phone with the volume turned up loud enough to wake you. Be sure you have reviewed with your family where to seek shelter in your home should you be wakened by a weather warning or an approaching storm especially tornadoes.

You can prepare for power outages by having flashlights with fresh batteries handy, charging cell phones, having a cooler ready and knowing how to report a power outage.

If Your Power Goes Out

  • Report your outage immediately. Don't rely on your neighbors to report your outage.
  • Stay away from downed power lines, flooded areas and debris. Treat all fallen wires and anything touching them as though they are energized. Immediately report downed lines to your local electric company.
  • Keep freezer and refrigerator doors closed. Food will stay frozen for 36 to 48 hours in a fully loaded freezer if you keep the door closed. A half-full freezer will generally keep food frozen for 24 hours. 
  • Pack refrigerated items, such as milk, other dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, gravy and spoilable leftovers into a cooler surrounded by ice. Inexpensive Styrofoam coolers are fine for this purpose.
  • Follow safe operating procedures for generators. Never operate one inside your home or in an enclosed space, such as a garage.
  • If using portable stoves, kerosene heaters, or lanterns, make sure that the area is sufficiently ventilated.

North Carolina and its State Emergency Response Team, along with local emergency management are experts in responding to severe weather situations. Even as COVID-19 efforts are underway, the state is preparing for severe weather and encourages the public to do the same. As North Carolinians follow the Stay At Home order, people should consider how their needs change when the pandemic is coupled with the potential for weather damage.

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