What to do with Red Flag Warning?

Knowing we have high winds heading our way can be stressful, but here are some helpful things you can do to protect your home:

  1. Secure patio umbrellas with bungie cords

  2. Place patio cushions and other flammable materials inside

  3. Deep water plants surrounding your home

  4. Charge your cell phones and radios

  5. Sweep your decks (getting between the boards)

  6. Close windows, skylights, and chimney/wood stove dampers

  7. Blow debris off roof and in gutters

  8. Test your generator and make sure you have fuel

  9. Get Go Bags and other important items ready for evacuation

  10. Get pet supplies and carriers ready for evacuation

  11. Park cars facing out for easy escape

  12. Trim back vegetation within 5 feet of your home

  13. Remove any flammable furniture or equipment within 5 feet of your home

  14. Pull out firehoses and test submersible poop pumps (if you have them)

Great time to think about becoming a Micro Community Leader so you’ll have a Dakota MURS radio to communicate during an emergency when we don’t have power. Let me know if you’d like to join us in our training session with Marco Mack.