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"Please make sure to have a plan in place to keep both your family and home secure in case of an emergency," Fire Chief
Doyle and police Chief
Make a record of your personal property for insurance purposes. Take photos or videos of the interior and exterior of your home and of personal belongings. Keep an itemized list of furniture, clothing and valuables to assist insurance adjusters in case you need to file a claim.
Protect insurance policies and other important documents in a secure place such as a safe deposit box or a watertight box. Many people also back up important documents online.
Keep trees and shrubbery around your home trimmed. Remove diseased or damaged tree limbs that could be blown down, causing damage, during a storm.
Clear clogged rain gutters. Hurricanes and tropical storms often bring torrential rain. Providing clear drainage will help prevent misdirected flooding.
Make sure storage sheds, children's playhouses and other outside structures are securely anchored, either to a permanent foundation or with straps and ground anchors.
Make temporary plywood covers to protect windows and sliding doors. Drill holes for screws or lag bolts in each cover and around each window.
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Make a list of outdoor items to bring inside in case of a storm, such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, toys, and awnings.
Learn where gas pilots and water mains are located and how to safely shut off all utilities.
Consider installing a generator in case of a power outage.
Lock doors and windows during a storm to ensure that they are closed tight to help protect against strong winds and rain.
"As a coastal community,
Chowder and song
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The evening's events will take place on
Reservations for the chowder meal should be made by
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