SEVERE WEATHER Safety Tips!
Holy-moly, it's getting scary out there!
With the warm weather comes severe weather season. Thunderstorms, lightning, high winds and tornadoes are all things we shouldn't take lightly. Here are a few safety tips from The National Weather Service that could just save your life!
- Listen to WJON Radio for updates.
- Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind.
- If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be in danger from lightning.
- If thunder roars, go indoors! Don't wait for rain. Lightning can strike out of a clear blue sky.
- Avoid electrical equipment and corded telephones. Cell phones are safe to use.
- Keep away from windows.
- If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends.
- If you are outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground; water; tall, isolated trees; and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, dugouts and sheds are NOT safe.
Source: The National Weather Service
My drive into work this morning was dicey - to say the least. Please remember to be safe, and pay attention to local watches and warnings for your county.