Michigan Tips And Cautions When Bad Weather Hits
Always been fascinated with inclement weather and I just love when we get heavy showers and thunderstorms in Michigan. Never really been in a bad tornado situation, but seeing the devastation over the years, they can be pretty scary. I am one of those people that like to watch the weather channel and see what's going on across the country. I know I am easily entertained. I do love those extreme weather documentaries they show periodically.
Remember this from last July in Port Austin, Michigan?
Well, just in case Consumers Energy crews want to caution folks on possible extreme weather which is possible this week and the rest of the summer in Mid Michigan. Things like damaging wind gusts, severe thunderstorms, and heavy rain. They of course can cause power outages, downed wires, and quite a few safety hazards according to fox47news.com.
Tips On Staying Safe In Bad Weather.
Here are some tips for potentially severe weather, make sure to Juice up all electronic devices, and maybe have an emergency battery or charging station around so you won't be in the dark, Maybe even some candles.
Many folks have peace of mind with an emergency kit with flashlights and extra batteries, water, canned food, and blankets. Make sure you have all medication, baby supplies, and pet food if you need it. Also, have a good radio that takes batteries.
Unplug Everything in the House
Make sure to unplug all electronics like TVs, computers, and printers. Turn power strips off as well.
Stay at least 25 feet away from downed wires, keep children or pets away, and report the issue by calling 9-1-1 and Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050. Consumers Energy crews are taking extra health and safety precautions because of the COVID-19 situation and asks the public to keep at least six feet of distance from its crews.
A lot of this sounds like common sense, but many of us don't think about it till it's too late, so be ready. Before we know it we will be into winter so enjoy the rest of your summer.
For tips to say safe in Michigan in a Tornado you can also check out cdc.gov