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Monday Morning Update on Weather Conditions
Our latest briefing with the NWS and MEMA has given us the following information: - 50 mph winds have been recorded at the Kent Narrows Bridge. - The Bay Bridge is predicted to close by noon today. - Landfall for the storm is expected to by 6 pm tonight in the State of New Jersey. - High Wind Warning remains in effect until 9 am Tuesday - Flood Warning remains in effect until 6 pm today - Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon - Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 pm today until 1 pm Tuesday - Winds from the Northeast increasing to 40-55 mph by 2 pm today, with gusts of 65-75 mph inland and 75-85 mph along the coast. - The winds will remain strong until Tuesday afternoon. - 10” of rain is expected to fall by the time this event is over. - Moderate to heavy rain will continue through the day into tonight. - Storm surge is still expected to be 2’-4’ - This surge will make the remaining high tides around 4’ to 5’ (this includes the already expected tide). - The Shelter at the Kent County Community is open and ready for anyone who needs it. - The Public Information Line is 410-778-3864. - Kent County Public Schools and Offices will be closed Tuesday. - Washington College has canceled all classes and events for Tuesday. - Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute has canceled classes for Tuesday. - At this time no roads in the county are scheduled to be closed. - If you do not have to travel on the roads today, please do not, especially after 12 noon when the winds and rains will be at their strongest. - Delmarva Power/Pepco and Choptank Electric both have crews pre-positioned in the area to assist with any power outages. High tide times for Monday & Tuesday: - Chestertown: Monday- 8:18 pm; Tuesday- 8:06 am & 8:55 pm - Millington: Monday- 9:38 pm; Tuesday- 9:26 am & 10:15 pm - Sassafras River (Betterton): Monday- 10:02 pm; Tuesday- 9:50 am & 10:39 pm - Tolchester Beach: Monday-7:49 pm; Tuesday- 7:37 am & 8:26 pm