Measures to counter winter storms

Personal and preventive measures
  • Secure free-standing objects (garden furniture, bicycles etc.) or move them to a sheltered place.
  • Do not stay in forests during and after storms.
  • Close windows, attic windows etc.
  • Stay away from objects at risk from falling (loose roof tiles, breaking branches etc.).


Technical measures
  • The maintenance of roofs, windows and facades can prevent storm damage.
  • Avoid open parts of buildings that are very exposed to the wind force (large canopies/awnings, open barns).
  • The effects of wind erosion can be reduced through the planting of rows of trees and bushes.