Camping tips during nasty weather

Published: Jul. 3, 2018 at 3:34 PM CDT
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Camping is big over the 4th of July. If you're out and there's a sudden downburst, the National Weather Service advises you to leave your tents, cars and campers and get inside a sturdy shelter. If none is available, seek a sheltered away away from trees. Cars are better than nothing, but avoid parking near trees.

If there's a tornado and you're caught in the open, hit the dirt.

Find a ditch or culvert and protect your head and torso. Leave your cars. They can go airborne in strong twisters.

And if you encounter flash flooding, never attempt to cross a flooded road. Avoid low ground and areas subject to flooding. Be especially cautious at night.