Storm Tips

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    As Connecticut receives more rain, there are some things that you can do to protect yourself and your property.

    Clearing your gutters is one way to protect your home. 

    Check storm drains around your home and make sure they're not clogged. If they are, clear them out.

    You might want to move patio furniture indoors or take down outdoor umbrellas.

    Secure outdoor decorations or garbage cans or bring them inside.

    Secure bird feeders, flower planters and portable grills.

    If you have a generator, make sure it is ready in the event of a power outage.   

    Once the rain picks up, one of the biggest concerns for Connecticut is urban street flooding.

    If you’re in your car and water comes up around you, get out and move to higher ground right away.

    Cars can be swept away in just two feet of moving water, according to the Connecticut Guide to Emergency Preparedness.

    More flooding safety tips are posted on the National Weather Service web site.

    You can track Andrea online here.

    Send your weather photos to us at photos@nbcconnecticut.com.