Sustained winds are to increase Sunday afternoon 25-35 mph, gusting to 50 mph with heavy rain resulting in a High Wind Warning issued by the National Weather Service. Midnight Sunday through 10am Monday, winds are expected to increase to 35-45 mph sustained SW winds with gusts up to 70 mph possible. Grays Harbor Emergency Management says there is concern as well for tides rising 1-2 feet higher than normal producing lowland and coastal flooding mainly impacting Westport and surrounding areas. Extra caution is urged on the beaches while digging clams during these high surf conditions, especially for children and pets.
Residents are being urged to prepare for power outages, fallen trees, branches and wires due to strong wind gusts and saturated grounds. DO NOT use portable generators indoors or near windows or door openings. Never heat your home with your stove or oven. Beware of Carbon Monoxide poisoning and the effects on your family. Carbon Monoxide is deadly. If family members become ill, lethargic , complain of headache or nausea, leave the house immediately and call 911 from outside or a neighbors home. Do not return to the home!
Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the conditions throughout the event. All residents are advised to take all necessary precautions to protect homes, property and family.