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Yorktown Police Issues Storm Preparedness Tips

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Yorktown Police is asking residents to prepare themselves in the event the area experiences severe weather in the coming days.

The department issued the following warnings for residents:

- Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows.  -A second option is to board up windows with 5/8" marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.

  • - Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
  • - Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.
  • - Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • - Determine how and where to secure your boat.
  • - Consider building a safe room.

Police said they will be monitoring the storm and will disseminate additional information to residents as it becomes necessary.

How are you preparing for the storm? Have you endured a hurricane before? Do you have tips to share? Share them on our facebook or on twitter .

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