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Cartersville Set for High Winds from Hurricane Sandy

A wind advisory in effect Monday and Tuesday warns of gusts up to 35 mph in Bartow County, according to the National Weather Service.

The effects of Hurricane Sandy along the east coast and high pressure building south from Canada will result in strong, gusty winds in Cartersville and the area.

A wind advisory for Bartow and other counties, effective through 8 p.m. Tuesday, warns of 20 to 25 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph. High winds could down trees, produce a rough chop on lakes and make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles, according to the National Weather Service.

Strong winds are expected to develop Sunday night in the higher elevations of north Georgia. Gusty winds are expected to calm by Tuesday night, while high temps the remainder of the week may reach 60 and the lows near freezing.

The National Hurricane Center said Sandy is a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of the Sunday 8 p.m. advisory. It was moving to the northeast at 15 mph about 485 miles south of New York City.

Sandy is expected to bring life-threatening storm surges and hurricane winds to the east coast from Virginia to Massachetts, including densley populated states such as New York and New Jersey. See what folks are doing to prepare from Cartersville Patch's sister sites to the north:

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