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Unusual Warm, Windy Winter Storm Heading for Union County

Union County, NJ – February 17, 2022 —  The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Union County, beginning late tonight and lasting into Friday morning as a strong frontal system crosses the region. Strong to damaging wind gusts are expected in parts of the New Jersey – New York – Connecticut metropolitan area along with significant rainfall.

General storm preparation guidelines include:

Secure trash cans, lightweight yard furniture and other outdoor items.

Check flashlight batteries and power up electronic devices in case of power outages.

Stay tuned to a local news station for weather updates.

Stay home or limit travel later tonight.

Strong winds are expected in Union County and the surrounding area, defined by the National Weather Service as winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

Union County residents traveling to other parts of the metropolitan area may experience damaging winds, defined as 30 to 40 mph. Gust of up to 65 mph are anticipated for Long Island and southeastern Connecticut.

For more general guidance on storm preparation, visit FEMA online at ready.gov.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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