As you’re planning your outdoor event, you may wonder, “What if the weather doesn’t cooperate and there’s a storm during my event?” That’s a great question. With a little bit of prep work, you’ll have a great event – rain or shine!
Here are a few things you should do ahead of time when planning your event:
If severe weather is imminent:
If a storm does arrive during your event, you’ll be prepared. All of our tents are very sturdy and are designed to withstand storms. Of course, in the case of a very severe storm, tropical storm, or hurricane you should vacate the tent. Tents are designed to flex and move slightly during a high wind, but here are some signs that the tent is becoming unsafe:
If any of these conditions occur or you feel unsafe inside the tent, immediately evacuate everyone to a safe building. If no building is available, guests can go to their cars until the storm passes and the tent is secure.
If you are in a tent during a thunderstorm, keep everyone at least five feet from any tent pole. If the lightning is nearby evacuate everyone from the tent.
Grimes Events & Party Tents is always monitoring the weather. If a severe storm or hurricane is on the horizon, we take the tent down and will work with you on rescheduling your event.
Even though many events have beautiful weather, it’s always best to plan for the worst so that your event can be a success either way!