Strong, gusty winds associated with tropical storms can easily carry away trash and other large items. Blowing debris can cause injury, damage property and harm wildlife.
Viewer Tip: Prepare your property for high winds by making sure your home and belongings are secure.
- Bring lawn furniture, outdoor decorations, trash cans, potted and hanging plants, and any other items that might be picked up by wind inside.
- Secure your home by closing windows and doors. Close hurricane shutters if you have them.
- Be prepared for power outages – have a flash light, water and non-perishable food on hand.
- If you live in a mobile home, consider moving to a more substantial shelter to stay safe.
Seasons: Summer, Fall
(Sources: American Red Cross. “Talking about Disaster: Guide for Standarad Messages.” Available from: www.redcross.org. National Weather Service, www.nws.noaa.gov)