Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse?

August 21, 2017
Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse?

It’s been 38 years since the last solar eclipse was seen in the United States and 99 years since the path crossed the continental United States from coast to coast.

As many travel from all over the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina to witness this once in a lifetime event, it has become one of the busiest travel days of the year. Many continue to hit these hot spots in hopes to get a glimpse of the great American solar eclipse.

Those who will be in Tulsa during the Great American Solar Eclipse will get to experience a 90% eclipse at 1:08 PM!

As you embark on this journey of a lifetime there are many important safety tips to remember:

  • Do not look directly into the path of the Solar Eclipse unless you are wearing eclipse glasses
  • Make sure to check the authenticity of the glasses prior to viewing the eclipse
  • If your glasses are scratched or damaged discard them
  • Be sure to plan ahead and arrive early to your viewing destination
  • Be prepared for heavy traffic, delays and gas shortages when traveling
  • DO NOT take photos while driving
  • If you get caught on the road during the eclipse turn your headlights on
  • Make sure you have plenty of gas
  • Do not park on the highway or in median crossings
  • Watch out for increased pedestrian activity
  • Make sure to keep your animals inside during the eclipse.
  • Prepare for the temperature to drop during the eclipse! They could decrease by as much as 20-30 degrees!

Remember these safety tips as you watch the Great American Solar Eclipse today!

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