Ultimate Weather Emergency Guides for RVers
Jun 15, 2023
In the recent years, more and more travelers prefer RV trip due to its convenient and cost saving characteristic, with families or friends. but outdoor danger exists everywhere, safety should be put the first place to prepare a plan for emergency. Several emergency tips for RVers I list them below.
Severe Weather Warnings
The National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings each area. It is absolutely important to know your specific location for you. Maybe you are listening to the radio or reading news reports, but actually you don’t know where there is bad weather base on miss the news. You also need to inform your family and friends who are not traveling with you in advance to let them know your specific location. position, can help once again a rescue operation can be taken. Whether on the road or parked in a campground, you should keep vigilance of your area at all times so you can be prepared to take action should hazards arise in your area.
Gather outdoor equipment
If you're outdoors and need to fasten and pack your camp tables, camp chairs, water bottles, grills, tents, etc., hailstorms can wreak havoc on your RV. Strong winds can snap off large branches or blow down trees at campsites. In case of a storm, it will damage the outdoor product equipment, or the movement of the outdoor equipment caused by strong winds will cause other damage.
Listen to local weather radio
Listen to the weather broadcast in real time, the small program of mobile phone weather forecast, radio, TV or computer, understand the changes of the local weather, and can flexibly adjust the plan to effectively avoid the occurrence of danger. If you decide to evacuate, leave early. Check local forecasts and weather apps to make sure you're not headed in the direction of the storm. Make sure your RV's gas tank is topped up during the evacuation.
Locate areas away from severe weather
Before a natural disaster strikes, let your RV park in a safe location, preferably an open area, off the road and into a large parking lot. Parking on the leeward side will help protect your RV from damage. Affected by wind and blown debris. Then confirm the location of the shelter according to the local area conditions, and go to the shelter in time to avoid disasters. If you're on the road for an RV trip, avoid driving in high water. Even heavy RVs can be swept away by flood waters. If there is no safe place to pull over or the weather is not so bad, please slow down, and keep an appropriate distance from the car in front.
Pack the essentials
Before confirming to leave from RV, take inventory of equipment and bring essential items. The emergency rescue kit is the most important. It is often called getaway kit (Bread, bottled water, flashlight, flare gun, first aid kit, necessary prescription drugs) and keep it at hand when emergency. This kind of emergency kit is usually a compressed package, which is convenient to carry and can store a lot. Emergency kits should provide food, water and shelter for at least three days, which is the approximate time that rescuers need to locate and retrieve a person in need in a disaster situation. Before leaving your RV, check to see if it is disconnected from the power energy, which can protect your RV from power surges if a nearby lightning strikes. Make sure your indoor storage cabinet door is closed and locked before you go. Close and lock the windows and bring out your emergency preparedness kit.
Charge your electronic devices
If you move the area, you need to ensure that your mobile phone, computer or other electronic devices are fully charged. Natural disasters will lead to the power outages. Contact rescuers and know the real-time weather conditions without electricity. It is better to prepare a solar power station to store more electricity to charge the equipment.
Give up your RV when necessary
Life safety is the priority, so don't be afraid to abandon your RV in the event of an unavoidable disaster. Although your equipment possessions may be very expensive, they are worth nothing in the face of life compare your safety.