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As county warns of severe storms, school district cancels Feb. 6 after-school events

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Stormy weather is expected to enter the Flagler County area at around 7 p.m. Feb. 6.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Flagler County Emergency Services is warning residents of potential severe weather this evening, Feb. 6, and the Flagler County School District has canceled its athletic and other after-school activities. (Extend-day services will operate normally, according to a statement issued through the district's official Twitter feed.)

The Flagler County School District posted this image to its official Twitter feed on Feb. 6.

Most areas in Flagler County should expect squally winds of 40-50 mph, Flagler County Emergency Management Technician Bob Pickering said in a video update posted to the Flagler County Emergency Services Facebook page, and a few areas may see stronger winds. 

A wind advisory went into effect at 12 p.m. Feb. 6 and is expected to remain in effect through 3 a.m. Feb. 7, Pickering said.

"Between 7 o'clock and midnight tonight is when our expected window for this is going to be — scattered to numerous storms within the squall line, and damaging winds of 50-75 miles per hour are possible," he said. "Not everywhere’s going see that. Isolated tornadoes are possible — again, not everywhere’s going see that. We’re all going to see showers and storms; just only a few people are going see the worst of them as this moves through the area."

Some storms could also appear ahead of the main squall line, Pickering said. Rough waters are developing, and residents should avoid boating.

Residents should be on the lookout for additional weather watches to be issued later in the day, Pickering said, and should sign up for the county's emergency alert system, AlertFlagler, if they have not already done so. Sign up on the county's webpage, at www.flaglercounty.org/alertflagler.

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