By which, of course, I mean that there is a massive wind storm headed our way.
Fresh off the heels of our recent tornado watch—not to mention the winds of change blowing through New York City yesterday—the National Weather Service is predicting a wind storm. The Weather Service website raises the possibility of gusts as high as 46mph, while my favorite non-radical chapter of the Weather Underground gives us a balmy 100% chance of precipitation and scattered thunderstorms.
From Brian Nangle of ResLife:
Dear Wesleyan Resident,
The National Weather Service is predicting severe weather tonight with excessive winds. To prepare for the windy conditions and the outside chance of a power failure, please consider doing the following:
- Bring in all items that can be carried in the wind and secure them in the house
- Secure and lock all windows and doors
- Use flashlights and battery operated products as a light source, do not use candles
- Unplug small appliances
- Turn up your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and minimize opening the doors so the food will last longer if the power goes out
- Make sure cell phones are charged so you have a full battery
If you are out and see downed power lines and other hazards, please contact Public Safety at x3333 immediately to report the hazard. Do not touch power lines or approach any hazard for a closer look.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
The Residential Life Staff
With the artistic flourish that only Cassandra Day of the Middletown Patch could provide, beware the “late-day gusts prompting wind chimes to trill musical fragments and trees to sneeze long and rustling exhalations [that] will up the ante by 8 p.m.”
Stay safe, folks.