- Posted December 4, 2011 by
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Utah Governor Mobilizes National Guard to Prepare for Wind Storm
SALT LAKE CITY – Already cleaning up from hurricane-force winds on Thursday, residents of Northern Utah are preparing for another major wind storm expected to arrive Sunday evening.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert mobilized the National Guard Sunday morning to help residents clean up from Thursday's wind storm, and prepare for the next one.
The National Weather Service Salt Lake City issued a high wind advisory, forecasting sustained winds of 35-45 mph, and gusts of up to 75 mph. Officials say the storm will arrive around 10 p.m. Sunday night and last through 1 a.m. on Monday morning.
Thursday's winds stripped homes of their shingles and siding, knocked over trees and destroyed new homes under construction. That debris, warns Herbert, could become airborne with another round of strong winds.
Herbert's office contacted various Utah news media, urging them to get the word out about this next wind storm. Forecasters say it won't be as severe as Thursday's, but it still can knock out power for many residents.