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Hurricane Sandy: High Wind Warning Issued for Northeast Ohio

Frankenstorm's threat spurs National Weather Service to upgrade high wind watch to a warning Sunday.

Hurricane Sandy, the huge tropical storm marring the East Coast, is expected to have effects as far inland as Northeast Ohio.

The National Weather Service has upgraded a high wind watch for all of Northeast Ohio issued Saturday to a warning.

All warnings in effect for Northeast Ohio, 4:35 p.m. Sunday:

  • High Wind Warning, noon Monday to Tuesday at 4 p.m.
  • Flood Watch, late Sunday night to Tuesday evening
  • Lakeshore Flood Warning, noon Monday to Tuesday at 8 p.m.

The warning is in effect from noon Monday to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The service warns that we could see sustained winds at 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts as high as 55 to 60 miles per hour. 

The wind will likely cause down trees and limbs, resulting in power outages.

The Red Cross recommends that residents be prepared for a power outage with this kit.

Northeast Ohio is still under a flood watch from late Sunday night through Tuesday evening. The NWS warns that we could see 2 to 3 inches of rain during this time, and 4 to 5 in some areas.

There is also a lakeshore flood warning in effect for Cuyahoga, Lorain and Lake County from noon Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday. This could cause erosion on the coastline and damage to boats and piers on the water. 

Click to see all weather advisories from the National Weather Service.

Keep checking back with Patch as this storm develops for information, weather advisories, power outages and more.

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