MERCER COUNTY —
Are you ready for the superstorm?
Those who’ve been holed up in a bunker to escape the non-stop political blitz and who may have missed the nearly nonstop news reporting about Hurricane Sandy and her landlubber mate Frankenstorm, we’re in for some wet weather this week.
For Mercer Countians it’s going to mean a lot of chilly rain and wind, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Coblentz.
“The further south you go,” the worse the weather will be, he said.
The brunt of the storm will hit the area Monday night and throughout the day Tuesday, Coblentz said.
Expect about three inches of rain and a lot of wind, with some gusts exceeding 50 mph, he said, along with power outages, trees down, and the potential for flash flooding.
The American Red Cross Sunday issued an appeal for Mercer Countians to prepare for the worst.
They advise people to “make a kit, have a plan and stay informed,” about the storm.
An emergency kit should contain a three-day supply of water for each person in a household, nonperishable food, flashlights, a battery operated radio and first aid kit.
An emergency plan should be put in place and practices households prepare for potential evacuations.
An emergency radio should be used to stay informed about the weather and what professionals are advising, according to the Red Cross news release.
A few folks were taking measures Sunday in advance of the storm.
“Today was a little busier,” Farrell Golden Dawn Manager Jim Foore said.
“Milk’s sold, bread’s sold, people are stocking up on peanut butter,” Foore said.
Across the Ohio line at Brookfield Giant Eagle, “not really,” a manager there said when asked if business was any brisker.
People were busy being snarky about the storm on social media sites and some posted they were stocking about on essentials including beer and whiskey.
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