Even though the Midwest gets some of the coldest temperatures during the winter, many residents agree that summer is one of the most dangerous seasons of the year. Not only is there a significantly higher motor vehicle related fatality rate between June and August, but there is a good chance many homeowners might lose their homes from a chaotic natural disaster.
While most tornado activity is at its peak during the early summer months, there have still been recent sightings in South Dakota and Wyoming in late July. It's crucial for drivers to find the closest shelter to them to take cover until the storm dissipates. However, once you get word that the storm is gone, that doesn't mean the danger isn't. There are still several hazards you need to prepare yourself for as you begin heading home.