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Simple Tips for Life’s Unpredictable Moments

Safety During Strong Winds

Protect yourself from high winds when you’re outdoors, indoors, and on the road.

High winds can be just as dangerous and damaging as severe weather. Learn how to protect yourself when they blow through.

When You’re Caught Outside
Seek shelter immediately, if possible. However, if no buildings are in sight:

When You’re Indoors
Take cover inside a well-constructed building. Whether you’re at home, at work, or somewhere else:

When You’re Driving
Sudden bursts of wind can blow you off course, push other vehicles into your lane and drop debris into your path. Follow these guidelines for handling your vehicle:

Preparing Your Property
If you live where severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, or hurricanes commonly occur, you might want to secure your home. With the help of a professional, consider the following tasks recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

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