NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor contributes to the community conversation on housing issues through a weekly column in the Daily World titled "Nailing it Down."

 

 Since 1999, the "Nailing it Down"articles have been published in the Daily World and other countywide weekly newspapers. NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor County has collaborated with local newspapers, elected officials and local experts to publish articles covering hundreds of topics.

 

 

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Did you know we are approaching the 10-year anniversary of the Winter Storm of 2007?

Remember the hurricane force gusts and the howling winds that went on for days? (And peeled off roofs that sported blue tarps for months?)

With power outages that typically lasted five days or longer, we all learned something about being prepared – or what life is like when you’re not.

Or perhaps you better remember the Dec. 2015 storms and flooding in downtown Aberdeen and Hoquiam.

Sitting in our warm, dry, lighted houses remembering is a far cry from experiencing the actual disaster.

Today we’re going to give you some tips on caring for your house to lessen your risk of a windstorm leaving you out in the cold.

CHECK OUTSIDE FIRST

If you haven’t done it yet, there’s no time like the present to take a look at the area surrounding your house and secure any toys, tools or other paraphernalia that could be ruined or become missile-like during a storm.

Take a good look at the trees in your yard, especially those n...

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