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Preparing your home for another round of high wind

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Tuesday morning's high wind caused some minor damage to homes and temporary structures around the KSFY viewing area, but even bigger gusts are headed our way Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

With gusts over 60 miles per hour, there will likely be more damage to homes and other structures.

"Super high winds, yes, you see a lot of damage caused from that on different types of roofs, anything from shingles to your rubber roofs," said Jamie Paasch with Guarantee Roofing.

When it comes to shingles, there's not a whole lot homeowners can do to prevent wind damage.

If your home had some shingles damaged during Tuesday's wind, it's important to have your roof looked and the shingles secured before Thursday's wind blows even more loose shingles away.

To protect your other property, make sure anything loose is secured—things like trampolines, branches, trash cans and even shovels out on the patio can cause damage to your home or neighborhood when the wind whips them around.

"We always tell people bag your garbage especially on days like this because you never know you could put your can in one place and the wind may not be hitting it but the wind can turn around and hit it and just blow it all over," said Tony Neuorth with D & C solid waste removal.

Tuesday's wind also caused headaches for anyone working out in the wind, but they know its not over yet.

"This is the hard part dumping it and hoping it all stays," said Neuorth while emptying a load into his garbage truck.

The wind can cause quite a storm in an outdoor workplace.

"It kind of looks like a blizzard with snow except the only difference is its pop cans, pop bottles news papers, plastic bags, brown paper bags. It's a little hard when it hits you it doesn't feel the greatest," said Neuorth

Often times it means most of the day is spent battling the wind with little to no progress on their actual work.

"They've got scaffolding set up there with clips and reinforced poly, typically that's what you see. We've only gone up about 25 feet but we've actually got to go up 60 feet, so our battle is not over with the wind, not by any means," said Chris Johnson, the Superintendent with Lloyd companies.

For construction crews working on higher levels, the wind can be downright dangerous. It's also worse for anyone working outside the protection of city.

"Being in town and in the older neighborhoods you got the older trees, the bigger trees, so it blocks the wind a lot more verses the new areas of town or being out in the country where the wind just whips through and nothing really stops it," said Neuorth.

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