The recent warmer temperatures have many starting to think about severe weather season.
AAA said it wants everyone to be prepared and safe on the road and has a few tips and reminders for drivers.
If you are on the road when a Tornado Warning is issued:
- If you see a tornado leave your car and find shelter.
- Do not seek shelter underneath a bridge or overpass.
- If stranded outside, lie down in a low-lying area away from vehicles, but remain aware of possible flash flooding.
- Do not seek shelter in drainage systems, culverts or ditches due to possible flash flooding.
- Never try to outrun a tornado.
- Wet roads mean poor traction. Conditions are the most dangerous during the first ten minutes of a heavy downpour as oil and debris wash away. Driving on wet roads in the rain is comparable to driving on ice. Go Slow. Allow extra time.
- Never use your vehicle’s cruise control setting when roadways are slick.
Reminder: A “Tornado Warning” means a tornado is developing or is actually on the ground. A “Tornado Watch” means conditions are favorable for the development of severe storms that may create tornadoes.