I Re-gale You with High Wind Safety Tips

Safety Considerations in High Winds The Benefit of Simulation

[To my friends in the Northeast. Stay safe]

When high winds are forecast, secure any backyard furniture that you don’t want flying into an adjoining state. Remove any relatives from that furniture.

Use flashlights instead of candles even though it will result in what your kids will call “The Weirdest Birthday Cake, Ever”

Check the weather forecast: Often, when you think there are high winds, it is actually just a bunch of mimes in your yard fooling around.

Avoid driving in high winds. Wherever you were going might be blown somewhere else by the time you get to where it isn’t.

Disconnect your generator from your household circuit. The “backfeed” from your generator might give a power-line worker a nasty shock so it should be avoided… despite the fact that it is a million laughs.

Standing water with power-lines in it should be avoided. Power your standing water with batteries only.

If you are driving and feel that the winds are forcing your car out of your lane, pull over to the shoulder and wait for either the winds to die down or for someone’s car to be blown onto the shoulder and collide with yours.

If your car is disabled, leaking fuel and has a live electrical wire across it, use your cell phone to summon emergency workers or any of your friends who’ve always wanted to see a car explode…

If you have to prioritize, save the least aerodynamic members of your family first.

High winds often bring low visibility. If you are out walking, try to concentrate on what’s directly in front of you, despite the bird feeder lodged in your chest.

18 thoughts on “I Re-gale You with High Wind Safety Tips

    1. I don’t want to alarm you, Deb. But, here in the states, we actually had a variety show HOSTED BY TWO MIMES. It was the first and last time I ever saw something like that. I think their names were “Shields” and “Yarnell”…

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  1. Once, when a high wind threatened, I tied my house down to my pet elephant., Dumbo. Unfortunately, I didn’t know Dumbo could fly, and he took off as the wind hit, leaving me both homeless and elephant-less. The moral of the story, of course, is never try to secure an elephant before making sure he doesn’t have a pair of wings in his trunk.

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  2. As someone who has experienced the effects of high winds and storms, I appreciate the tips provided in this post. It’s important to secure any loose backyard furniture and remove any potential hazards to avoid damage or injury. The suggestion to use flashlights instead of candles is a great safety tip, especially for families with young children.

    However, I have a question about the mention of mimes in the yard. While I understand the importance of checking the weather forecast, how can one determine if high winds are actually just a group of mimes playing around? Is there a specific indicator to look for or is it simply a matter of observation?

    Overall, I think it’s important to take precautions and stay safe during severe weather conditions. Disconnecting generators and avoiding standing water with power-lines are important steps to prevent accidents and injuries. Thank you for sharing these tips with us.

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