Summer Weather Dangers

5 Outdoor Hot Weather Exercise Safety Tips
The convenience of the climate controlled, indoor workout is nice, but sometimes, we just want the fresh air and to be outside. You may be ready to go for a power walk, a run or even play time with the kids. It's no mystery, the summer months in the south get very hot and humid with plenty of sunshi…
Be Prepared with this Pre-Storm Checklist for Supplies
We all know that weather can change our lives in an instant. Whether it's the middle of the summer or the cold of the winter, weather threats can happen at anytime. It's best to make preparations ahead of time in case disaster strikes, and this checklist of supplies will prove beneficial..…
Pool Safety Tips When Severe Weather Strikes
When the weather warms up here in Alabama, it's almost time for one of our favorite pastimes...swimming. Whether in pool, lake, river, or creek, we should realize that this time of year severe weather can come out of nowhere at anytime.
Summer Heat Safety Tips
Unlike so many other types of extreme weather, heat is a silent killer. In an average year, roughly 175 American succumb to its effects.
Severe Weather Driving Tips
We are in the time of year when the weather can change quickly. It can be sunny on your way to work and storming on your way home. We can experience heavy rain, damaging wind and large hail while attempting to drive. Follow these tips when you catch yourself in a challenging weather situation
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What is a Severe Thunderstorm?
Severe thunderstorms are some of the most unpredictable weather we receive in Alabama. A storm can pop up out of no where and catch you off guard. To help you prepare for those uncertain situations, we want to provide you with the most important information about these storms.
What are Straight-Line Winds?
Straight-line winds is used to describe ground-level winds that come out of a thunderstorm and do not have rotation. When winds travel at speeds exceeding 57 mph, the storm is classified as a severe thunderstorm. Storms with severe straight-line winds can also have hail and tornadoes...
Beach Safety: Do’s and Dont’s of Rip Currents
There's nothing as relaxing as a beach vacation. The Gulf Coast attracts thousands of visitors every year, especially to the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. Swimming in the open ocean comes with its own set of rules, and travelers should be especially cautious of win…
Understanding the Dangers of Hurricanes
Hurricanes and tropical storms form over large, warm bodies of water - just like the Gulf of Mexico - every year. Hurricanes typically form in the summer and fall with hurricane season officially running from June 1st through November 30th annually.