How summer camps prepare for inclement weather

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There are countless summer camps going on across the area, and in most cases they won’t let a little rain spoil their fun. But what are camp leaders doing to keep your children safe? WIAT 42 visited the Birmingham Zoo to find out what they do when strong storms strike.

Camp Coordinator Heather Richardson said they have people who are constantly watching the weather. When they get the call they put their severe weather plan in place.

“Once we are notified that there is a severe weather situation, we have procedures, and the teachers know to take the campers to an indoor area, preferably those indoor areas with underground locations.”

Richardson says the teachers wait to get an “all clear” before taking the campers out of their safe spots.

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