With the potential
this weekend for gusty winds, thunderstorms, colder temperatures, and a mix
of rain and snow in different parts of the state, Indiana Homeland Security
(IHS) is advising citizens to be aware of developing weather conditions.
“With the potential for winds and storms, watching the weather more closely
makes sense,” said John Erickson, director of public affairs for state
homeland security. “The leading edge of a weather system like this can be
volatile. Don’t be caught unaware.”
encouraged to stay aware of changing conditions by monitoring local media,
or using a mobile weather app or an all-hazards weather radio.
At this time, the
National Weather Service (NWS) is advising folks in Northern Indiana to be
aware of strong wind gusts of more than 35 mph. Gusty conditions can cause
problems for high-profile vehicles such as semi-truck trailers or
recreational vehicles, and drivers should exercise caution.
Those planning to
travel should observe local conditions and plan for extra travel time.
should consider taking time to remove leaves and debris from storm drains,
as long as they can do so safely,” NWS said. “Clogged drains can cause
localized street flooding in areas that experience heavy rain. Homeowners,
businesses, and renters are also encouraged to tie down or bring in any
outside furniture, decorations or items that may blow away.”