Severe weather can be a frightening experience for some people. We at Victorian Storm Chasers (VSC) understand the importance of educating the public in terms of what to do before severe weather arrives and if you’re caught in the middle of it.
This page contains information about severe weather and the potential harm it can cause. Severe weather is not something to take lightly. It must be respected.
Remember, you’ll never be completely safe from severe weather, however, the information below will give you the best chance to prevent injury or damage to property. Some of the basic actions you can take to prevent damage to property include securing loose items and making sure any vehicles are parked undercover away from trees.
And remember, never attempt to drive or walk through a flooded area. You don’t know what’s under the water or more importantly how deep it is.
If you’re in Australia and you’d prefer to read something local, the Victorian SES has fantastic information about preparing for severe weather or if you’re caught in it. Visit the Victorian SES website.
The US experiences the most tornadoes in the world with an average of 1,200+ per year. The following brochures from the National Weather Service (NWS), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), are essential reading.
Weather Safety: Lightning
VSC loves chasing severe weather. We also take precautions to ensure our lives are not put at risk.