Potential widespread damage can be caused by winds of 60+ mph occurring in and near the foothills, in areas such as Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Canon City and Trinidad. Dangers from high winds include flying debris, reduced visibility due to dust, damaged or destroyed structures, downed power lines and overturned vehicles. The National Weather Service will issue a High Wind Watch when there is around a 50 percent chance for high winds to develop during the next day or two. When the risk becomes more certain in a specific area, a High Wind Warning will be issued.
Cold strong winds can also bring dangerously low wind chill values, prompting a Wind Chill Advisory or Wind Chill Warning.
Before the Storm:
- Develop a disaster preparedness plan and checklist
- Create a survival kit
- Stay informed by tuning into NOAA Weather Radio
- Bring in or secure anything loose outside (garbage cans, outdoor furniture, grills, toys)
- Lock doors and windows
- Let friends and relatives know where you are or plan to be
If you experience wind damage, reach out to your insurance provider then contact Palace Restoration to help you restore your property. We work with your insurance carrier throughout the process and assist you in answering any questions they may have for you.