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Sep. 5th, 2008 | 07:54 pm
posted by: heather_dusk in eileenpeterson

The Greenbelt Alert system has sent out the following weather notice:

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At 11:00am, The National Weather Service issued a TROPICAL STORM WARNING for The Baltimore/Washington region, to include Prince George's County. At 5:00am, satellite images indicated that Tropical Storm Hanna was located 430 South of Wilmington North Carolina. Hanna is moving NW as 20 MPH with winds of 65MPH and higher gusts.

Hanna is expected to reach the Baltimore/Washington metro areas as a Tropical Storm on Saturday. 4-8 inches of rainfall is expected with Hanna and higher amounts are possible. This amount of rain will lead to flooding of some streams and low lying areas. Sustained winds of 30-40 MPH are possible beginning Saturday morning and gusts to 50 MPH are possible. Power outages should be expected. There is a risk of isolated tornadoes on Saturday along and to the east of the I-95 corridor. Any remaining emergency preparations for this storm should be made now.

Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for all Coastal, Central and Southern MD Counties. Travel to coastal areas should be discouraged.

For information regarding hurricane safety, awareness and preparation, visit the American Red Cross.

Additional information and updates from the National Weather Service.

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It seems that Mother has decided to go out with a blast. Saturday's memorial arrangements remain unchaged.

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