Grays Harbor Emergency Management is advising all citizens to be prepared for a high wind event. A High Wind Warning means that a hazardous wind event is imminent. High winds can topple trees, especially since they have full leaf canopies at this time of year. Winds can down power lines and destroy property. Stow all lawn furniture around your property. In the event you lose power, please DO NOT use portable generators indoors and never refuel near your home or structures. Be extremely careful around downed power lines.
During a High Surf Advisory, be extremely careful around the beaches, rocks and jetties as waves will run much farther than normal and will be strong enough to sweep a person from a jetty or an unwary beach walker out to sea. DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA! High surf will also toss logs and debris onto beaches and rocks.