Build a disaster tool kit

Clothesline and rope (Photo: WEAR-TV)

Even a minor windstorm can damage your home or other property.

It's a good idea to have a tool kit put together to help you out with temporary fixes.

Include tarps or plastic sheeting, duct tape, a hammer, a hand saw, and a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities. Hand tools may serve you better than power tools while electricity is out.

Garbage bags, protective gloves, rope or clothesline, bleach, and all-purpose cleaner are also a must.

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