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Wind: Easy-to-understand information


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Strong winds can be dangerous.

These tips could help:

Before the wind starts

Fix objects down.

For example:

  • Flower pots
  • Garden furniture

When it's windy

Stay in your home.

Move away from

  • Trees
  • Forests
  • Roofs
  • Electric power lines
  • Rocks
  • Lakes


Do not drive your car through a forest.
Do not walk through a forest.


Do not take a boat onto the water.
Do not swim.

When the wind has stopped

There will be trees on the road.
Branches will fall from trees.

Be careful:
Do not go into the forest.

Check your home.

Repair anything that is damaged.
Clear away things that are broken.