OStateTV associate director Andy Wallace prepares viewers for the current storm season.
When the winds come sweeping down the plains, it's time to revisit weather safety and precautions.
On this segment of #AsktheExperts, OStateTV associate director Andy Wallace prepares viewers for the current storm season and gives his best tips on weather preparedness.
Create your safety plan, get out the battery powered radio and hunker down for another stormy spring and another informative #AsktheExperts.
Stay safe on and off campus with these storm ready tips:
Know the safest place to be in your home. If you don't have a storm shelter, go to the ground level (or lower) and stay in the innermost part of your house or apartment building.
Have an action plan. If a storm were to come overnight, would you be prepared? Know exactly where you're going and how to get everyone in your household to safety, including pets.
Pack a "go bag". Keep a sturdy bag packed full of dry snacks, water, flashlights, battery powered weather radio, and anything else you might need.
Do NOT try to outrun a storm in your vehicle. Stay where you are. Most buildings have a safety plan or an innermost room that will be safer than a car.
Install helpful weather apps on your phone. Decide which app is best for you based on need and location, and turn on any emergency notifications that are offered. You never know when you might need the additional warning.
For information about weather safety and on campus protection, visit this website.