Safety Steps to Keep in Mind Following Winter Winds


High wind events can be caused by a variety of factors, including thunderstorms and changes in atmospheric pressure. They can also produce significant damage, like downed trees or power lines and displaced objects that pose a safety risk.   

Keep these tips in mind following any major wind event or storm:  

  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them to the police.  
  • Know these generator safety tips if you lose power.  
  • Use caution when turning power back on.   
  • Carefully handle debris that may have blown into your yard.  
  • Watch for falling trees and limbs even after the storm,   
  • Document the damage by taking photos. Keep receipts for insurance or repair costs.  
  • Check on your neighbors and friends  
  • Prepare for the next storm