UTAH, Sept. 7, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials are warning Wasatch Front residents to prepare for high winds late Monday night into Tuesday as a cold front moves through the area, according to the National Weather Service Salt Lake City.
A tweet from the NWS SLC said: “Attention Davis, Weber and Salt Lake County residents in downslope wind areas. *NOW* is the time to get your preparations done. Secure loose objects including trampolines. This wind will pick up these items and potentially cause more damage with them.”
Utah Highway Patrol tweeted at 12:30 p.m. Monday: “Attention Labor Day travelers: NOW is the time to get those camping trailers back home. Don’t wait till the last minute this evening/tonight…75 mph wind gusts are no joke! All high-profile vehicles beware, and please take appropriate action to avoid traveling tonight.”
Centerville Police Department also tweeted: “Please take precautions and secure loose objects and bring trash cans into your garage if possible. We will continue to monitor and update residents via social media.”
South Salt Lake Police Department posted on Facebook: “New data this morning is suggesting we could see hurricane-force east winds coming off the Wasatch Mountains late tonight and tomorrow morning. That means if you live in Weber, Davis, or northern Salt Lake Counties, you’ve got a ‘to do list’ today…”
Officials recommend residents:
- Put outdoor furniture in sheds or garages
- Secure trampolines and other large objects that can become airborne
- Take down any wreaths or other decorations
- Make sure you have flashlights and batteries in the event of power outage
- Do not park cars under trees or move them somewhere else if already under one
- Inform your friends that live in these areas that may have been out of town over the holiday weekend
The temperatures are expected to be 25 degrees Fahrenheit lower than normal for this time of year and more like mid-October, NWS said on its website.
The NWS is also predicting possible power outages, the tweet said.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.