High winds could hit Kent Monday afternoon, evening

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 1:51pm
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Winds from the south could hit 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph during Monday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

A high wind warning is in effect for Kent, King County and along the Interstate 5 corridor from Lewis County to Snohomish County until 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13.

High winds can topple trees onto roads, vehicles, and rooftops. Falling trees or large branches have been known to cause fatalities during windstorms. Downed power lines can cause power outages lasting a couple of hours or longer. Secure loose outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the potentially damaging winds arrive.

King County emergency officials issued the following statement:

• Give yourself extra time on your evening commute

• Watch for and avoid downed power lines

• Treat dark intersections as a 4-way stop

• Power outage/Carbon monoxide warning: don’t use a grill or generator indoors.

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