NYC High Wind Warnings in effect until 1/24 @ 1A. The warning has been issued for sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts in excess of 60 mph. During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages. To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1.
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As if mother nature was sending a warning to The United States, a powerful storm is responsible for killing more than a dozen so far as violent weather leave a trail of destruction.
A strengthening storm system will move from the Southeast U.S. to off the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Monday evening. This storm will bring soaking rains and strong winds to much of the Eastern Seaboard through Tuesday. Interior sections of the Northeast could receive significant snow. Also, the prolonged period of strong onshore winds will result in coastal flooding for the Mid-Atlantic & New England
Meanwhile, friends living in in the state of Georgia and Mississippi are surveying the wrath of a storm that destroyed mobile homes and downed trees, according to this video posted online. https://youtu.be/t62iJEdAzN8
So far 14 people had died in the south-central region, according to the state's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.
Four others died and 20 were injured by a tornado that swept through southern Mississippi, according to that state's emergency services agency.
US tornado activity had been at lower levels in January and February. However, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials reported extensive damage in some parts of Georgia, with numerous felled trees and downed power lines in several counties. http://www.noaa.gov/
Authorities warned additional severe weather could threaten parts of the Carolinas, southern Georgia and much of Florida with strong damaging gusts, large hail and a risk of more tornadoes.
The agency noted that tornadoes at night were "particularly dangerous" because they are often fast-moving and difficult to detect.