NWS Offers Tips For Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week

As part of Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week, Meteorologist Jim Kramper with the National Weather Service is offering tips for our listeners on how to handle severe weather. Today’s tip: better safe than sorry.

“Always take shelter,” Kramper told WGEL. “Even…if there’s no warning or anything out, if you see some clouds out there that don’t look right and you think it’s threatening, always take shelter beforehand. Again, that’s where advance preparation comes into play. Check the National Weather Service so you kind of have an idea of what we expect to happen and you don’t have so many questions.”

Kramper said it’s crucial to create a plan for severe weather response in advance.

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