Get Ready: Be Prepared for Spring and Summer Weather Hazards


We all look forward to the spring and summer months and the nice weather this time of year brings.

But, in addition to the warmer temperatures and sunshine, many of us have to also expect some unsettled—and sometimes dangerous—weather.

Among the spring and summer weather hazards are thunderstorms, tornados and flooding.

Here are some tips for how to stay safe during these weather events:

Lightning Safety

  • Find shelter when you hear thunder. If you hear it, you’re at risk for a lightning strike.
  • Once indoor shelter is found, avoid objects that conduct electricity, such as electrical appliances and equipment, doors and windows.
  • If you are stranded outside, avoid standing near tall objects or anything made of metal. And avoid open water.

Tornado Safety

  • Find shelter at the first sign of a tornado. The best shelter is in the lower level of a sturdy building.
  • If you are stranded outdoors, lie flat in a ditch, ravine or other low lying area and shield your head with your arms.
  • Close all building doors and windows.

Hail Safety

  • Find shelter in a solid building and avoid windows, glass doors or skylights.
  • Watch for flooding since hail and clog storm drains and cause local flooding.

Do you and your workers know what to do when severe weather strikes during the spring and summer months? If not, now is the time to develop a plan of action.

Looking for a place to start? Think about safety signage that will keep your workers safe in the event of an emergency, whether that emergency is weather-related or not. Seton offers a full selection of evacuation signs that can effectively direct your workers to safety.

If you need help building your emergency kit, look to Seton for complete first aid kits and supplies for your facility. Do all of your preparation now, before severe weather arrives.

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