Residents should be advised that the City of Scranton and surrounding area are under a Wind Advisory and Flood Watch for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9.
The National Weather Service issues Wind Advisories when the following conditions are expected:
- Sustained winds of 31 to 39 MPH for an hour or more AND/OR Wind gusts of 46 to 57 MPH for any duration
Tomorrow afternoon, SE winds are expected to reach 45 to 60 MPH with gusts potentially up to 65 MPH.
Due to these anticipated high winds, residents are advised to not put out their recycling, as the City will be halting recycling services this Tuesday, January 9, and Wednesday, January 10. It is also recommended that holiday, yard, and outdoor decorations be stored away to prevent property loss or damage.
The City would like to remind residents of the National Weather Service’s Turn Don’t Drown initiative. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drowning occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Residents should not underestimate the force and power of water while on the roads – remember it is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
Last modified: January 9, 2024