In Evansville, we get our fair share of bad weather—snow, hail, flooding, and even tornadoes. While we all might know what to do when a storm threatens our home, it may be less clear what to do when driving during a storm. Review the tips below, courtesy of Evansville Kia, and stay safe out there!
If you can avoid driving during a storm, then stay where you are. Sometimes, going out into a bad storm might be unavoidable, but if you can postpone driving until it passes, please do so.
- Never drive down a road that is covered in water, even if it looks like it might not be too deep. Currents can take cars very easily.
- Keep your wipers and headlights on, and head for higher ground immediately.
- Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can outrun a tornado. They are fast and unpredictable—put as much distance between yourself and the tornado as possible.
- If possible, abandon your vehicle and get into a building. Buildings are always safer than cars in a tornado.
- Don’t park underneath a highway overpass or bridge. Doing so can cause a traffic jam and prevent others from getting to safety.
- If you can’t get out and get to a ditch, keep your seatbelt on, put your head beneath the windows, and cover it with a coat or blanket.
- If you’re caught in a hailstorm, seek cover immediately, or risk your windshield being damaged. Look for places like carwashes or car ports. If you can’t find good shelter for your car, leave it parked outside and take shelter inside a building.
When battling bad weather on the road, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Increase your chances for coming out unscathed by investing in a vehicle that is durable and safe, like the Kia Sportage, available now at Evansville Kia.
If you thought Indiana was just a bunch of boring old cornfields, think again; the state is packed with tons of things to do and sights to see. Whether you’re headed to urban Indianapolis or enjoying the beauty of the countryside, here’s some of the best Indiana attractions.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Credited as the largest children’s museum in the country, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum offers five stories of fun.
Turkey Run State Park: People come to Turkey Run State Park for the large lodge, extensive hiking trails, hayrides, and year-round events. The inn even has an Olympic-sized pool.
Nappanee: Downtown Nappanee is crawling with local shops and boutiques in historic buildings, while the countryside is covered with family-owned shops. It’s situated right on the edge of Amish Country, giving it that old-fashioned country charm.
Conner Prairie: This interactive “history park” is filled with costumed, historically-accurate interpreters and covers 800 acres of land. Experience a slice of history at this park just north of downtown Fishers.
The Spirit of Jasper: A restored historic passenger train, the Spirit of Jasper takes romantic trips through the countryside and offers various Ride ‘n’ Dine trips year-round.
These are just a few of the best Indiana attractions available. Try exploring local areas or doing some research to find some great Indiana attractions of your own!
Evansville, Indiana is a fantastic place to live with plenty of open space and events held year round. Fall brings cooler weather, high school football, and the start of the holiday season. Here are a few upcoming Evansville events that you should attend.
- Corn Maze – Located on the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, the Angel Mounds Corn Maze is open until October 31st. The maze is a tribute to Native American life and beliefs. Stop by the museum to see how corn shaped a civilization then head out to the corn maze for a scavenger hunt to track down beings from Native American cosmology. Each visitor receives a free s’mores packet and kids can take a barrel train ride, free with admission.
- Stomp Out Parkinson’s Disease Unity Walk – The annual Stomp Out Parkinson’s Disease Unity Walk takes place on October 15th. Come out to the Solarbron assisted living community and take part to help further research of such a devastating disease!
- Pumpkin P.R.I.D.E. Obstacle Run/Walk – The second annual Good Samaritan Foundation’s Pumpkin P.R.I.D.E. Obstacle Run/Walk takes place on October 22nd at the Fox Ridge Nature Park. Participants will tackle eight different obstacles. Free pumpkin decorating, live music, games, and other activities will also be available.
Ever feel like you’ve seen it all? Well, chances are that you’ll find something new in this top five list of offbeat attractions in Evansville…
# 1 – Willard Library
Word is that people first starting seeing the ghost of a lady way back in the 1930s. The cool part is that people have even reported seeing her during the day.
# 2 – Gypsy Graveyard
According to Roadside America, Elizabeth Harrison was a real Gypsy Queen. She died in 1895 and her body was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery. “50 gypsies and several thousand onlookers” reportedly attended her funeral.
# 3 – Roadside Sign Collection
Do you have a thing for roadside signs? If so, you are in luck. There is an enormous collection of them housed at Wilson’s General Store And Café.
# 4 – Roseanne House
Remember the early 90s hit TV show Roseanne about a highly dysfunctional working class family? The house they used for all of the exterior shots is located in Evansville! It’s at 619 South Runnymede Ave.
# 5 – LST Navy Ship Museum
The acronym stands for “Landing ship, tank.” So, it’s a Navy tank/boat. And it’s the only working LST in existence!