BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Just because today's severe weather is more about straight line winds instead of a tornado, doesn't mean you should take them lightly. They can be just as dangerous because they can quickly turn objects into flying debris as well.
Here are some other tips to keep in mind when dealing with hail and straight line winds:
- Get into a sturdy building.
- Stay away from windows. Don't venture outside to look at the hail until after the storm has passed.
- Protect your head by wearing a helmet and watch for flying debris.
The bad weather is supposed to hit during the evening rush hour so if you get caught on the road, here are some tips to remember:
- Pull over into a parking lot or gas station. Try to stay away from trees or power poles that could fall on your car.