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High Wind Preparedness:

  • Move garbage cans, patio furniture, grills and other potentially wind-borne objects inside your home or garage.
  • Secure or latch down any items outside that cannot be brought indoors.
  • When severe winds occur, move to the middle of your home and away from windows and glass doors. Look out and stay away from downed trees, poles, and power lines.
  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or battery-powered radio for weather updates.

If you don’t already have one, learn how to create an emergency plan and kit below.

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