Emergency Weather Planning

Severe weather is one of the more serious conditions to take into account when camping. Weather can change with little or even no warning. Thunderstorms, hail, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. can threaten your safety and damage your tow vehicle or RV.

Local radio and TV stations normally broadcast weather conditions and warnings as they occur. Research other methods of learning about severe weather conditions and how to deal with them. You may want to consider investing in a weather radio. Weather radios offer 24 hour-a-day VHF broadcasts of weather observations and forecasts directly from the US National Weather Service (NWS).

The frequencies used by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio stations are 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, or 162.550 megahertz or visit their website www.noaa.gov.

Repairing severe weather damage

If your tow vehicle or RV is damaged due to severe weather damage, you will most likely need repair work. Call your insurance company as soon as you can to report your claim.