The National Weather Service is forecasting high winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 60 miles per hour for Monday until 8 p.m.
Here are a few tips from the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security:
• If you have time, remove anything from your lawn that could cause injury or damage if blown around by high winds.
• Drive cautiously with both hands on the steering wheel in case a wind gust hits your car.
• If you lose power and run a generator, make sure it is always run outside and that exhaust is not entering the home. Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector.
• If a tree or tree limb is blown down do not touch it unless you are 100% CERTAIN it is not in contact with power lines. Downed power lines and anything in which it comes into contact can electrocute you. Treat every downed line as if it were live.
• Make sure your family emergency supply kit is stocked with fresh water, batteries, flashlights, and other basic necessities. Every home should have such a kit whether or not a storm is approaching.
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