Weather should not be a major problem for ‘Made in America’

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A crowd watches the performance by Steve Aoki on day one of the Budweiser Made in America Festival on Saturday

A crowd watches the performance by Steve Aoki on day one of the Budweiser Made in America Festival on Saturday

Organizers of this weekend’s “Made in America” festival and the city of Philadelphia are keeping a watchful eye on the weather.   

Samatha Phillips, director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management, says the weather forecast appears to be favorable to the big concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway with the majority of the heaviest  rain staying east of Philadelphia.

“The best news for the Made in America concert is cloud to ground lightening is unlikely for this storm,” she said.

Phillips says the city does have plans if there are high winds at the concert venue.

“There are weather protocols outlined in all our plans and we just had our final walkthrough of those in anticipation of the weekend’s events.”

Phillips says the city is keeping a close eye on tidal flooding that could affect the Delaware river.

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