How We Prepare for Severe Weather

 

Summer in Indiana can run hot and cold, wet and dry … and sometimes all four on the same day! And sometimes a storm blows through that makes campers and their parents a bit worried. Here is a high-level overview of severe weather preparation and tracking at Camp T.

 

Camp Tecumseh has its own alert siren system that will sound in case of emergency. We have five storm shelters, including the areas below the main lodge dining hall and Whitetail Lodge. We also have a fleet of buses on site that can be used to transport campers to safety during severe weather situations.

 

We use HD computer radar to track storms and we listen closely to NOAA Weather Radio for National Weather Service watches and warnings. We can often predict within 5 or 10 minutes as to when the front edge of the rain will hit our area so we have time to alert campers and staff.

 

If there is severe weather in our area, we also post updates for parents on our Twitter feed.

 

You can rest easy that Camp Tecumseh has excellent systems in place for storm safety.