CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- A series of deadly storms that pummeled the Midwest combined with the recent rain in Charlotte and surrounding areas reminds us that hurricane season is here.
"It's not if you're going to have severe weather, it's when you're going to have severe weather," said WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin,
Getting the latest warnings when storms are headed your way, and knowing what to do before, during and after a disaster hits are all key to staying safe.
"You have to have a weather safety plan," said Conklin.
"In other words know what your risk is."
First thing - keep up with the forecast.
"Stay on top of the situation by monitoring WBTV and if you can't, then mobile phone is the way to go," added Conklin.
The WBTV weather app is free.
It will give you warnings, alerts and keep you updated on information so you'll know what's going on.