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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Severe Spring Storm Weather Tips

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Winter is definitely gone here in Atlanta (thank goodness because Winter has been rough here)!  It
has been in the upper 70s and also hitting the 80s too.  The prefect Spring weather to get out and enjoy the sunshine!

Winter tried to linger longer when Spring first started but those April showers quickly pushed it away.  But I will say Spring can also bring in some bad weather as well. 

Strong storms and tornadoes happens frequently during the Spring time and if you plan ahead and be prepared for it, you can help remain keeping you and your family safe.


Here are some tips to be prepared for severe storm weather:

1. Designate a room to hide in that doesn't have a window around.  Places like a closest or a bathroom would work prefect for your family to gather in.

2.  Keep a working flashlight around and candles just in case the power goes off.  Don't forget the batteries!

3.  Have a battery operated radio handy so you can tune in to listen to the weather reports.

4. Don't ever underestimate bad weather warnings.  It's better to be safe than sorry.

5. Make sure your car gas tank is filled up just in case you need to leave your home.

6. Have your kitchen stocked with non perishable food items.

7.  Make sure to have plenty of bottled water.



Also with bad weather comes dangerous roads conditions due to the rain.  You must be careful and more cautious driving during the wet season.

Here are some tips:

1. Slow down!  You want to have better control of your car so you won't hydroplane off the road.  I've seen so many car accidents because people drive so fast and lose control of their car.

2. Don't brake so hard and try to not make sharp turns which could also make you lose control of your car.

3. Increase the following distance of the car in front of you (a few car lengths).  If a sudden brake happen and you need to brake as well, you don't want to slide into the back of someone's car.


Although slowing down can make a trip a little longer, it's worth being more cautious on the road and arriving safe to your destination. Just leave the house a little earlier.


What are your severe storm weather tips?




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33 comments

  1. I've never had a battery operated radio. Eek. But, I do have a backup phone battery, so I'm relying on that. Probably not the best idea!

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    1. Probably not but at least you'll have a phone to make emergency calls.

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  2. Those are great tips. I keep an emergency kit in my basement with batteries, candles, matches, water and some canned goods.

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  3. I hydroplaned and crashed for the first time when I was 17 years old. NEVER went to fast on the road again. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

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    1. OMG that's scary! Yes, the good thing is no one got hurt.

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  4. The weather in Florida is so unpredictable. These are so helpful. Thank you!

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    1. Florida weather is very unpredictable! One minute it's sunny and the next minute it's storming.

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  5. Great post. It's tornado season in ATL.

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    1. Sure is Lindsey which is why I did this post.

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  6. I wish people would slow down in the bad weather. I don't trust other drivers once it gets stormy out!

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  7. Such great tips! I learned my lesson during a hurricane a couple of years ago to always have batteries in the house. So important!

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  8. These are good emergency perparedness tips. This was a good reminder of what we need to do to be prepared for the storms that are coming.

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  9. Great tips. That pretty much covers everything here. We also have battery operated candles.

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  10. I can't believe that the year has gone by so quickly and this season is upon us again. - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

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  11. This is a great list to have for storms. I live in FL and we can get some pretty bad storms.

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  12. Great list! We get hit every summer with at least one powerful storm that knocks our power out for days. Fingers crossed it passes us this year, but we are prepared should we not be so lucky!

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  13. Thank you for these tips! We are supposed to have bad storms tomorrow night.

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  14. No matter what time of the year it is we always have an emergency kit we keep on hand. It has all of the essentials including batteries and a battery operated mini tv. You can never be too safe!

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  15. Awesome times. We actually have a bad storm scheduled for tomorrow.

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  16. Great tips! We have been getting hit hard this year!

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  17. Anonymous10:20 AM

    we've had some power outages recently. I should realize by now to be more prepared

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  18. These are all important tips. We were great about these kinds of things and having a plan when we lived in Florida, but we haven't been so great about them now that we're up north, and we really should get better about it.

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  19. Great tips. We have our flash lights ready!

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  20. I always get freaked out when a storm comes through because we don't really have anywhere in the house without windows on the ground floor. I miss having a basement!

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  21. Great tips for sure! Living in Texas that could be anytime

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  22. These are great tips. I would add to that invest in a NOAA weather radio. It comes in handy during nighttime storms.

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  23. I agree with all of these tips! We have had some scary weather lately!

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  24. We were just having to prepare for possible tornadoes in our area a couple weeks ago. We made sure we had a plan on what to do if something hit, we got separated, etc etc. I think planning ahead is vital!

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  25. Great tips!

    We're in Oklahoma and we get severe weather quite often.

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  26. great tips we often have really bad storms. I need to share this with my teen.

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  27. Great list! We have Severe Storm Warnings every day until thursday this week!

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