WVEMD encourages readiness ahead of possible heavy rain in the eastern panhandle this weekend
Potential Tropical Storm 16 is predicted to bring heavy rain and winds along the east coast.
CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) is closely monitoring a tropical storm system that will track north across the North Carolina coast this evening. The outer bands of this system may affect the eastern portion of the state overnight tonight.
Although this storm is forecast to impact counties east of I-79, WVEMD encourages all West Virginians to take steps to prepare for the possibility of heavy rainfall, high winds, and isolated flooding. It's important for residents to be prepared and stay informed about the latest weather forecasts.
WVEMD recommends the following actions to prepare for any coming storm:
“As we prepare for any potential impacts from this storm, it's important to remember that preparedness today creates a safer tomorrow," said WVEMD Director GE McCabe. “By taking practical steps now, we increase our resilience and strengthen communities against the forces of nature."
WVEMD is committed to the safety and well-being of all West Virginians. By taking these precautionary measures, you can help safeguard your family and community from the potential impacts of severe weather. For information and resources related to severe weather preparedness, please follow us on social media @WVEMD, visit ready.gov for additional advice. Visit your local office of the National Weather Service for the most current weather information.