Before a High Wind Event

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    • Trim tree branches away from your house and power lines.
    • Secure loose gutters and shutters.
    • Identify an interior room of your house, such as a basement or interior bathroom, that you can take shelter in during high wind warnings.
    • If you live in a mobile home, identify a sturdy building you can go to if NWS issues a high wind or severe thunderstorm warning.
    • Update your emergency kit and be sure to include enough food and water to last for 3 days for each person in your home.
    • Make a list of items outside your home you will need to tie down or put away so that they don’t blow away or fly through a window. When NWS issues a high wind or severe thunderstorm watch, immediately secure these items to avoid damage or injury once the wind starts picking up.

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