Staying safe in severe weather

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) West Michigan weather is unpredictable; storms can come fast and without much warning. Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen shares what you can teach your family to do when severe weather strikes.

Tornado safety

  • Get in a safe place immediately
  • A basement or interior room is best
  • Get under stairs or sturdy furniture and cover your head 

Lightning safety

  • Lightning can strike miles ahead of a storm
  • Lightning usually seeks the tallest object around
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