How to prepare for high winds, possible power outage

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(WWLP) – The high wind gusts could be dangerous Monday.

Read More: Weather Alert: High winds could bring power outages, snow showers

There are some things you can do now to prepare in case these winds bring down trees or power lines in your area. 

You can heat your home a few degrees warmer than you normally would, that way, if the power goes out, it will take longer for your home to cool back down.

Keeping curtains closed and door drafts covered helps to insulate your home. 

Any generators should be run away from windows, and disconnect larger electronics to avoid damage from an electric surge. 

Lastly, make sure to keep plenty of water and non-perishable foods around, and don’t forget to check on your neighbors, who may need help keeping warm.

These strong winds are expected to last throughout the day and gusts could reach up to 65 miles per hour.

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