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Verbatim: Tips for wind storms

Statement issued Monday:

State Farm is currently monitoring the strong wind storm that is predicted for tomorrow into Wednesday. We felt it was important to make sure everyone is protected when the winds hit. Here are some important tips as you prepare for the storm.

1. Take down patio umbrellas and store lawn furniture if possible. Lower, roll-up or retract awnings. Put away other loose items on the property (bicycles, toys, garbage containers).

2. Park vehicles in the garage.

3. Close garage and all other exterior doors and windows.

4. Anchor trampolines to ground.

When wind speeds are high, pieces of debris can also become "airborne missiles" that may damage your property and possibly injure your family.

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