Officials urge campers to be mindful of wet weather

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JACKSON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency shared a few tips Friday about camping in severe weather. Officials say when you’re sleeping under the stars, always be prepared for the unexpected — especially when there is potential for bad weather. If storms come into your camp, they say you need to find a safe place and try to avoid getting under trees. “If storms come up, they need to go inside. They don’t need to be underneath trees,” said Maj. Brian Thompson, TWRA Region 1 law enforcement coordinator. “They need to find a safe place to go, may have to huddle up in the shower room or the bathrooms or whatever. But lightning will strike trees, and when it comes down through trees, it will get anything around them.” If you’re camping in a tent, officials recommend having a plan to keep your clothes dry in the event of wet weather.

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