Heat, humidity can bring severe weather

* Strong winds can exceed 100 mph.
* Lightning causes an average of 80 fatalities and 300 injuries each year.
* Flash Floods are the #1 cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms.
                                                                                                  National Weather Service
   With heat and humidity high every day, so are the chances of severe weather.   
   Don’t let severe weather ruin your activities on Barren River and Barren River Lake, whether it be fishing or boating or just enjoying the day.
   With severe weather almost inevitable, you should be ready to take precautions to avoid injury or even death if severe weather strikes while you are in or around the water.
   The National Weather Service has created a Preparedness Guide in the case of severe weather.
   Here are some safety tips from the National Weather Service:
     – Check the Weather Forecast before heading to the river or lake.
     – Listen to TV or radio for watches and warnings.
     – Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are forecast.
If caught outdoors during severe weather:
     –  Move to a sturdy building or car.
     – Do not take shelter under small sheds or isolated trees.
     – Do not use cell phones or any other electronic devices.
If caught outdoors and no shelter is available:
     – Find a low spot away from trees, but not flood prone areas.
     – If in the woods, seek shelter under shorter trees.
     – If you are boating or swimming, get to land immediately and find shelter.
     – If you come upon flood waters, turn around and go back.
Keep your eye on the sky!
   Also, follow @BarrenRiverblog on Twitter for weather updates.

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