Stay Safe in High Winds

Posted on July 6, 2023

With summer storms often bring high winds and possible tornadic activity. Take a look below on some tips to stay safe in high wind situations!

  • Trim tree branches away from your house and power lines.
  • Secure loose gutter and shutters.
  • Identify an interior room of your house, such as an 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.
  • Charge batteries of all essential items such as cellphones and booster packs, weather radios and power tools you might need to clear debris.
  • 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 out away so they don’t blow away or fly through a window.

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