To prepare for high winds:
- Close and secure all windows and doors.
- Bring in any loose items from outside that can become airborne and cause damage.
- Secure large outdoor objects – patio furniture, grills, umbrellas, play structures, and garbage cans.
- Remove dead trees or overhanging branches near your home.
- Move vehicles, boats, etc. to a garage or other enclosure.
- Once the wind dies down and the wind advisory is lifted, you should check your property for any damages.
If you are caught outside during high winds:
- Take cover next to a building or under a secure shelter.
- Stand clear of roads or train tracks as a gust may blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
- Avoid elevated areas such as roofs.
- Watch for flying debris.
If you are driving during high winds:
- Keep both hands on the wheel and slow down.
- Watch for blowing objects.
- Keep a safe distance from other cars.
- If winds are severe enough to prevent safe driving, pull over.
Always stay tuned to your local weather station to be up-to-date on changing weather conditions.