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.