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Posted: 03/25/21 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since it's the season, thought I'd remind everyone that even if it isn't THAT season, be sure to locate where the storm shelters are in each place you camp. Don't try to ride out a bad storm in your RV. Get to a solid shelter with your family and pets.


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Good advice. Many parks/campgrounds have on-site designated areas to go when under a tornado warning. If not on site, they should be able to tell you the nearest place to go. Know in advance rather than scurry around not knowing what to do when the sirens start sounding. If there are even sirens in hearing distance.

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Posted: 03/25/21 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

magnusfide wrote:

Since it's the season, thought I'd remind everyone that even if it isn't THAT season, be sure to locate where the storm shelters are in each place you camp. Don't try to ride out a bad storm in your RV. Get to a solid shelter with your family and pets.


and... buy, learn how to program. carry and actually use a battery powered (dual powered ac/dc is better) weather alert radio.


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Posted: 03/25/21 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also, know what county you are in. Many areas, if not most, post warnings by county.


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Excellent suggestion.


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An honest question:

How does a traveling person find out what county he is in at the moment?

In our coach, who some ever is navigator has a screen of Street Atlas available that can instantly answer this question, but SA is seven years old and well due to fail any day now.

I don't think the GPS can answer this easily.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

An honest question:

How does a traveling person find out what county he is in at the moment?

In our coach, who some ever is navigator has a screen of Street Atlas available that can instantly answer this question, but SA is seven years old and well due to fail any day now.

I don't think the GPS can answer this easily.

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- ask at the check-in desk
- google the name of the town you’re in or near
- if bookdocking use your map and guesstimate. close enough.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

An honest question:

How does a traveling person find out what county he is in at the moment?

In our coach, who some ever is navigator has a screen of Street Atlas available that can instantly answer this question, but SA is seven years old and well due to fail any day now.

I don't think the GPS can answer this easily.

Matt


That is a good question and I agree that a lot of GPS systems don't answer it. You can search on your cell phone by "what county is Xtown in". Is there an update available for your system?

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I always google what county is “town name” in? Quick and easy. If you have an iPhone you can probably ask Siri.

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Crowe wrote:

Also, know what county you are in. Many areas, if not most, post warnings by county.


That is the best advice! We have been in areas where we do not know the county and there are weather watches, never warnings so far.

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