Late morning thunderstorms may decrease intensity ofincoming cold front – residents and visitors still urged to exercise caution
Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) and National Weather Service officials advise that late morning thunderstorms today, Thursday, June 13, may significantly lessen the intensity previously anticipated with the strong cold front moving through Worcester County between 5 and 9 p.m. this evening. However, WCES authorities still urge residents and visitors to take precautions, as the threat of severe weather remains in our area through midnight.
Secure lawn and pool furniture, trash cans and other outdoor items that could become flying projectiles during the storm.
Watch for fallen trees, and do not approach fallen electric wires or transformers.Those who lose power or witness a downed power line or transformer fire during the storm are urged to call their local power company and only call 9-1-1 if the transformer is on fire.
Keep cell phones and other portable devices fully charged. Stock supplies of non-perishable food items, bottled water and fresh batteries for flash lights and radios. Tune in to local radio and TV stations or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio for updated weather information and any warnings that may be issued.