Severe Weather Preparedness Week

TERRE HAUTE, IND. (WTHI) – Well from one season to the next, we embraced a cold wet winter and now it’s time to start preparing for what is next. This week is severe weather preparedness week with the national weather service for Illinois counties. Severe weather comes in one big punch, with multiple components; elements from lightning, flooding, hail, wind and of course tornadoes. All dangers we have to be prepared for with spring crashing in.

We’ve all heard the tornado sirens go off and have watched conditions outside become worse and worse, are you planned and ready for the next step in severe weather? Staying informed with the Storm Team 10 and knowing what your risk is and when to take safety, is our top priority for you.

So we want you to be prepared, here are a few steps. According to the National Weather Service 4 steps will be helpful. Those include being informed, having an emergency plan, preparing yourself & home for an emergency and having an emergency supply updated and ready.

Now April, May and June are considered active months for severe weather. One concern is lightning. If you are outdoors and can hear thunder, you are in danger of lightning. Almost all lightning deaths occur outside when you’re playing sports, watching the storm, or heading to shelter.

When a storm is approaching, try this, have a lightning safety plan. Know where you’re going to seek shelter and make sure you have time to get there. Check the forecast before heading out, you can do that right on our website. Monitor the conditions while you’re out in the elements.

Keep in mind, being prepared saves lives.

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