As North Carolina is now in the time of year when severe weather occurs, it’s important to be ready.
As part of severe weather preparedness week, people should remember these tips to stay safe when driving:
• State law requires that vehicle headlights be on when using windshield wipers;
• If a tornado hits while driving, drivers shouldn’t seek shelter under a highway overpass. Instead, they should move into a sturdy building nearby or stay in the car and bend low, covering their head with their hands; and
• Never drive through standing water – turn around. It’s difficult to know how deep the water is and a vehicle can be swept away in just one foot of water.
Additional information on tornadoes, emergency kits and overall severe weather readiness is available at ReadyNC.org or in the ReadyNC mobile app.