BRIDGEPORT - The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport is preparing in case Hurricane Earl brings damaging winds to southwestern Connecticut.

The museum boarded up its windows today in advance of the storm.

The museum says it is trying to avoid a repeat of the damage caused by a tornado in June.

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