What to do if severe weather hits while you’re camping

CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Jonathan McNamara, a spokesman with the American Red Cross, told WTVR the best thing to do when a storm hits is getting to a secure structure.

“Now, this can be a bathroom, this can be an indoor shower or recreation space. Anywhere that allow you to put as many walls between you and the outside where there’s going to be debris — possible trees falling. So it’s important to have that safe places,” McNamara explained to WTVR.

McNamara said to WTVR if there’s no structure around — get to the lowest level possible — like a ditch. He added one of the biggest mistakes campers make during severe weather is taking cover in their RV.

To read the full story by WTVR, click here.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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