Preparedness is Key for Surviving Severe Storms While Camping


CLOQUET, Minn. —

It’s been an active summer for thunderstorms, and last night’s severe weather was no exception.

At the camp sites at Jay Cooke State Park, most of the damage affected their unpaved roads and biking trails.

But for campers, the experts there do have a few tips to plan ahead if you’re camping during inclement weather.

Being aware of the forecast and bringing a weather radio is a good start, but preparing for the worst could get you a long way.

“Just know what you’re getting into, and if you start to detect the possibility of storms forming, I would say head back in,” said Park Manager Lisa Angelos. “If you’re in the campground, and things are getting a little worse than you were anticipating – you know – we do have some buildings that have interior spaces so you can take cover in an interior area if you can.”

Park management says they have printed out copies of the weather forecast available at their main office for anyone who might not already be updated on what is expected each day.

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