Officials: Brace for possibility of severe storms

An enhanced risk of severe weather exists for the region on Sunday, June 5, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Possible conditions include 60 mph wind gusts, hail, even a low risk of an isolated tornado. With a high temperature of 80 expected, the chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Some storms could be severe, and new rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. The chance of precipitation will decrease to 60 percent this evening, the NWS said.

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services suggests preparing for possible power outages by keeping relevant numbers handy for reporting: PECO: 800-841-4141; Verizon: 800-837-4966; and Comcast: 800-934-6489.

It also recommends monitoring the weather forecast and being prepared for rapidly changing conditions. To view the weather forecast from the National Weather Service, click here.

Emergency officials also recommend canceling any outdoor events in the afternoon or evening. If that is not possible, officials urge organizers to have an emergency plan on how you will notify attendees of severe weather and know where to shelter attendees. If you're attending an outdoor event, be sure to have a plan to communicate with and reunite with family and friends.



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