Travel Safety Tips in Severe Weather Conditions

Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, we cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of 2 land falling deadly hurricanes.

When you are caught in bad weather, to make it to your destination safely, be sure to:
  • Slow down for weather and road conditions.
  • Be watchful for fallen trees, power lines, debris and other hazards.
  • Never drive through high or standing water covering a roadway.
  • If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find another route.
  • Add extra time to reach travel destination.
  • Increase driving distances between vehicles.
  • Buckle up and don’t drive distracted.
State law requires headlights to be on when windshield wipers are in use. Be Prepared! Develop a plan before severe weather strikes. The following list of websites can help by providing valuable tips and information: