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What To Do When Wind Gets As High As 50 MPH

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KALISPELL -

Dangerously strong winds are predicted for Kalispell, Missoula, and Butte.

Experts say gusts could reach up to fifty miles per hour.

Police say when this kind of thing happens, they usually get a lot of calls about downed power lines.

No matter what kind of line it is, officers say to stay away and call it in to 911.

They point out that it is also a good idea to tie down what you can.

"Try to put items indoors if possible," said Wade Rademacher, an administrative captain with the Kalispell Police Department, "for example, garbage cans sitting out can cause a big mess, or other items that might end up two or three blocks away."

With high winds plus icy roads, police recommend taking it slow behind the wheel.

If outdoor pets do not have a secure structure they can go to, police say you might want to think about bringing them inside until the wind lets up sometime the evening of Saturday, January 11.

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