Unfortunately, many parts of the country have been impacted by severe storms and tornadoes in recent weeks. Our attorneys are thinking of these people in this time of tragedy and need. However, while we cannot control the weather, we feel it is important to discuss what we can do to best protect ourselves when dangerous weather strikes. Hopefully, with the knowledge of safety tips, Midwest motorists can remain safe from injury.
You may have wondered what to do if you are in your car when inclement and hazardous weather strikes. What if you are not close to home? What if you are on the highway and not close to any shelter, or if you are on a rural road and have no place for miles to pull over to safety?
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there are signs to look for to know if a tornado is coming. When you do not see a visible tornado, be on the lookout and listen for a strong and persistent rotation in the clouds. Also, pay attention for whirling dust and debris under a cloud base, because sometimes tornadoes may not have a funnel. Drivers should also be watchful for tornadoes when here there is hail or heavy rain followed by the onset of a calm period or the onset of a fast or intense shift in the winds.