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    take no chances

    Quote from CNN:
    "There were winter storm warnings in 11 states yesterday, some of them taking no chances with the memory still fresh of ice storms that shut down traffic in Atlanta and the Carolinas last year."

    What does "take no chances " mean here?
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    Re: take no chances

    Taking no risks (of being unprepared for the bad weather).

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    Re: take no chances

    Recently, there were storms which had not been forecast in certain areas of the USA (equally, some very severe storms which were forecast never materialised). They don't want to take the chance of that happening again so they are predicting severe storms. They think it's better to forecast severe storms even if they don't turn up rather than not predict them and then have them show up.
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