Strong winds could wreak havoc on Christmas decorations

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It looks like it’s going to be a windy weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Hawaii from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we had a few roofs ripped off or roofs torn,” said Tom Birchard with the National Weather Service.

While Birchard says that is a worst case scenario, he wants everyone to be ready for strong winds, especially people with lots of Christmas decorations on their property.

“We would say to double check them and make sure they are secure,” said Birchard. “Especially those inflatable things, they tend to blow over with winds like this and you don’t want any electrical problems from Christmas displays blowing over.”

One of the biggest Christmas displays is at Honolulu Hale, and if you plan on visiting, the city says you shouldn’t worry about anything blowing away.

City and County of Honolulu spokesman Andrew Pereira said in a statement, “The decorations at the Honolulu Hale City Lights display are secure, and staff continually reassesses all of the tie-ups and fasteners to ensure the public’s safety.”

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