Windstorm - Emergency Preparedness

A lady standing in a windstorm with an umbrella being blown inside out by the wind.Windstorms involve high winds and violent gusts but little to no rain.

Before a storm

  • Continuously trim dead wood and weak overhanging branches.
  • Secure patio furniture, etc., so these items do not become a hazard.

During a storm

  • Stay away from windows.
  • If driving, pull over and wait in your vehicle until the storm passes.
  • If outdoors, get inside quickly, watching for items that could be picked up by the wind.
  • Be prepared for a power failure.