Some times of the year, we are challenged with difficult weather conditions that can be scary and dangerous. We can prepare ourselves for these events and prevent harm and damage by learning about what to do when a severe weather event occurs. These severe weather events could be anything from a blistering thunderstorm, seismic tornadoes, to blizzards, heavy snows, flooding rainfall and other deadly conditions.

With these preparedness guidelines, we hope to familiarize you with some preventive measures that could possibly aid you in avoiding the dangers of severe weather.

Watch out for severe weather

There are often preceding indications before severe weather surfaces. These should not always abruptly stop us of our ongoing activities but rather make us cautious of impending weather. One should be conscious of current and future weather conditions and avoid activities that would be affected by severe weather. However, one should not panic or overreact.

Severe weather warnings

Although not all weather conditions may seem imminent, we should be aware of the levels of weather alerts. Respond to weather advisories, watches and warnings in line with the national and local protocols.

In the event of a warning, do the following:

  • To avert harm during a volcanic eruption, go to the basement or the interior and lowest part of the building.
  • If you are in a gathering of people, it is advisable that you disperse to various place while seeking shelter rather than huddle in one place.
  • Check on battery-powered equipment and other electrical wired instruments during blizzards.
  • Ensure to cover your mouth to avert inhaling excessively cold air.
  • Being cautious may seem to be more difficult at night, but try to keep a device that will alarm you of imminent severe weather close by.
  • While driving, avoid ditches and remain in place until the weather passes.
  • Swiftly assemble your family and pets inside the house and prevent people and children from leaving the interior during a storm.

When such a warning is in effect, do not do the following:

  • Go out as planned. Rather, reschedule your travels or outing.
  • Operate electrical equipment or touch metal or wiring during a thunderstorm.

With the above guidelines, it is advisable to stick to these outlined measures to keep you safe at this unpleasing condition. Employ these tips to keep yourself and the family well.