St. Louis area encouraged to prepare for strong winds Thursday

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ST. LOUIS -  Another windy day is on the way with the potential for a few gusts between 40-60mph.

High winds can bring down power lines, cause property damage and pose life-threatening dangers to people and pets. It is important to understand the risks can help you prepare for these events.

The National Weather Services suggest making a list of items outside your home you will need to tie down or put away so that they don't blow away or fly through a window.  It is important to immediately secure these items to avoid damage or injury once the wind starts picking up.

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When high winds are predicted or imminent:

  • Bring pets and children indoors
  • Secure loose items like toys, lawn furniture, trash cans, garden decorations and small potted plants by moving them to a shed or garage.
  • Park your vehicles in a garage if the space is available.
  • If there are large items outside your home that you can’t move indoors, secure them as needed with tie-downs or sandbags.
  • Close and latch storm shutters if they’re already installed.
  • Close and latch all doors and windows.
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