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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
530 AM EDT Thu May 11 2017

...HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2017...

All week long the National Weather Service will issue informative
messages to help you prepare for the hurricane season. Today`s topic
is strengthening your home.

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in
good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications.
Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you
may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board
up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most
vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the
winds.

Here are some tips for preparing and strengthening your home for
tropical storms and hurricanes:

* Keep trees around hour home trimmed well before a storm to prevent
  damage from broken branches.
* Shop now for tested and approved window coverings to put up when a
  hurricane approaches.
* Bring loose outdoor items, such as patio furniture, inside.  They
  can blow around and cause damage to homes.
* Secure all doors on your property.  Remember that garage doors are
  the usually the most vulnerable.
* Move your car inside a garage or to another secure location.

For more information about strengthening your home, please visit
http://flash.org.

Other great web sites to learn more about hurricane preparedness
include:
* http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare
* http://www.readync.org

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