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Posted on: February 23, 2019

Community Advised of Sunday’s Forecast; Damaging Winds Possible

EAST LANSING, Mich. — According to the National Weather Service, damaging wind gusts of more than 60 mph are possible this Sunday, Feb. 24.

These wind gusts could cause power outages, downed electrical wires, downed limbs/trees and dangerous driving conditions.

Community members are encouraged to secure loose items around their homes and, if possible, limit driving and stay indoors. Community members are also advised to stay 25 feet away from any downed power lines and to call their utility company to report downed power lines and/or outages. The Lansing Board of Water & Light can be reached at 1-877-295-5001 and Consumers Energy can be reached at 1-800-477-5050. Both utility companies also have outage centers: https://www.lbwl.com/outagecenter/ and https://www.consumersenergy.com/outages/outage-center.

For additional safety tips, visit https://www.weather.gov/mlb/seasonal_wind_rules.  

City officials are continuously monitoring the weather forecasts/conditions and will provide updates as necessary. To stay-up-to-date on all weather-related and emergency alerts/advisories, community members are encouraged to sign up for Nixle and Everbridge: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/172/Sign-Up-for-Emergency-Alerts. Community members are advised to call 911 in the event of an emergency.

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