The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued an advisory that first got laughs but then got serious for pet owners.
The agency is warning people of a "Small Dog Wind Advisory" with gusts reaching 50 miles an hour.
In a tweet, the service says in addition to downed trees and power outages pet owners are being advised to "Hold Onto Your Pooch".
While it may seem humorous, the warning comes after a 2009 storm during which a 6-pound Chihuahua named Tinkerbell was picked up by 70 mph winds in Michigan and tossed out of sight.
The dog survived and was later found a mile away from home.
National Weather Service issued a 'Small Dog Wind Advisory' in Cleveland
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