AAA Kansas travel tips for storm season

March 20, 2019 - 5:23 am

Wednesday is the first day of spring, which means we need to be ready for storms at any point for the next few months. Shawn Steward is with Triple-A/Kansas reminds us that with the amount of technology most of us carry in our pocket, there is no reason not to know what you're driving toward.

“Check out the radar on your phone before you leave to see,” said Steward. “Is there a possibility that I’ll run into severe weather on my trip? Just be aware of that. Keep an eye on it as much as you can. Pull over every once in awhile and check the updates on the radar and see where the storms are.”

Steward says though a lot of people worry about tornadoes, that's not the only threat you need to pay attention to.

“Never drive into floodwater that’s covering the roadway,” said Steward. “As little as 12 inches of moving water can sweep away most vehicles, sweep those off the road and so, turn around don’t drown, that slogan is very important to keep in mind.”

Steward says it's also important to have an emergency kit with you throughout the year, in case the weather leaves you stranded for an extended period of time.

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