City, National Weather Service warn of severe storm along Lake Michigan shore

Think Hurricane Sandy and its impact is an east coast story? Think again.

The city issued the following press release regarding effects of the storm right here at home:

The National Weather Service issued a warning Monday afternoon that the lakeshore area of Kenosha County should expect severe weather due to a superstorm along the eastern seaboard. A gale warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Wednesday in southeastern Wisconsin.

Hurricane Sandy is on course to hit the eastern seaboard Monday evening. The combined effects of the hurricane and two other weather systems are expected to create storm force north winds gusting up to 60 mph and waves up to 18 feet on Lake Michigan. Winds and high waves are expected to continue until Friday afternoon.

“The storm won’t be anything as severe here as on the East Coast, but we may feel the residual effects. We will be as prepared as possible,” said Mayor Keith Bosman. The City is prepared to respond to public infrastructure damage caused by the storm.

People are advised to stay informed of the potential storm through various media sources and take any relevant precautions for their safety and for the safety of their property.

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