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Severe Weather Watch - Flash Floods, High Winds, Tornadoes possible through Saturday morning

Post Date:04/19/2019 12:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2019

Severe Weather Watch - Flash Floods, High Winds, Tornadoes possible through Saturday morning

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from noon today, Friday, April 19, until 5 am on Saturday, April 20. The forecast is also calling for high winds, hail, and potential for tornadoes. This is a fast-moving system.

The public is asked to prepare for flooding, power outages, road blockages, and other infrastructure impacts.

This includes:

• Securing exterior items, such as garbage cans and patio furniture.

• Keep windows closed.

• Prepare a safety kit that includes basic items like water, food, flashlight, and batteries, and first aid items.

• Charge your electronic devices.

 

If you encounter flooding, turn around, don’t drown. In the event of a tornado warning, be ready to take shelter in the lowest level and most central space in your workplace or home – away from windows, doors, and outside walls.

Please take a moment to signup for our regional emergency alert notification, CodeRED at www.communityemergency.org

Media Contacts

Emily Kilroy PIO, Albemarle County 434-296-5841 ekilroy@albemarle.org

Joe Rice PIO, City of Charlottesville 434-970-3707 ricej@charlottesville.org

Anthony P. de Bruyn University Spokesperson, University of Virginia 434-924-1400 adebruyn@virginia.edu

 

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