High wind warning issued for Sunday in Metro Detroit: What you need to know

Power outages are highly likely

DETROIT - Damaging winds are expected to wreak havoc in Metro Detroit on Sunday.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for all of Southeast Michigan from 7 a.m. on Sunday until 4 a.m. on Monday, with a high likelihood of power outages in the area.

More: High winds, power outages expected in Metro Detroit on Sunday: How to prepare

What's a High Wind Warning?

A High Wind Warning is issued when the following conditions are expected: 1) sustained winds of 40 mph or higher for one hour or more. OR. 2) wind gusts of 58 mph or higher for any duration.

What to expect in Metro Detroit

  • A long duration of strong winds expected Sunday and Sunday night.
  • Sustained west winds of 30 to 40 mph, with gusts in excess of 50 mph.
  • Brief intervals of gusts greater than 60 mph possible.
  • Strongest winds expected during the afternoon and evening hours.

Biggest threats:

  • Hazardous travel, especially for high profile vehicles.
  • Scattered Power Outages and tree damage.
  • Unsecured light outdoor objects will be blown around.

How to prepare for high winds

  • Trim tree branches away from your house and power lines.
  • Secure loose gutters and shutters.
  • Identify an interior room of your house, such as a basement or interior bathroom, that you can take shelter in during high wind warnings.
  • If you live in a mobile home, identify a sturdy building you can go to if NWS issues a high wind or severe thunderstorm warning.
  • Update your emergency kit and be sure to include enough food and water to last for 3 days for each person in your home.
  • Make a list of items outside your home you will need to tie down or put away so that they don't blow away or fly through a window. When NWS issues a high wind or severe thunderstorm watch, immediately secure these items to avoid damage or injury once the wind starts picking up.

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