BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — With the listening area under a wind advisory today, local emergency services officials say be prepared.
The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington reports a strong cold front will bring heavy rain & high winds to the region later today. Southerly winds are gusting up to 25 mph this morning with 40-55 mph gusts expected later this afternoon into tonight as the front passes. Winds will continue Thursday before diminishing Thursday night.
Morgan County Emergency Services says folks should secure outdoor items like patio furniture and trash cans to prevent them from becoming hazards.

Should the wind knock down power lines or trees, the West Virginia Emergency Management Division says be cautious of downed power lines and broken tree limbs, which can pose serious safety risks. Report the hazards and assume all downed power lines are LIVE!

If you’re outside during a severe thunderstorm, seek shelter in a sturdy building or a hardtop vehicle. Avoid open areas, tall trees, and metal objects that can attract lightning.