High wind warning for tonight and tomorrow

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 October 2013 at 12:00 am

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a high wind warning for tonight from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The advisory is in effect for Orleans, Genesee, Monroe and Wyoming counties.

Sustained winds are expected from 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 mph.

“Winds of this magnitude may bring down some trees and power lines, resulting in scattered power outages,” the NWS said in an advisory. “In addition, holiday decorations and other loose outdoor items such as trash cans may be blown away.”

The NWS urged residents to take precautions at home and while traveling, and to take preparedness actions.

National Grid urged residents to create an emergency kit with the following:

Water. The American Red Cross recommends one gallon of water per person per day

Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Charged cell phone

Flashlight and extra batteries

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

First aid kit