Tips for Trick or Treating in the Rain
Multiple weather forecasts are calling for rain tomorrow night with thunderstorms possible and winds that could gust up to 40 miles an hour. Not ideal trick-or-treating weather by any stretch.
You could avoid the rain all togther. The Oakdale Mall has trick-or-treating throughout the mall from 4 till 8. If you decide to do that, the kids will be inside the mall where they don't have to worry about the rain or the wind. But, if your kids decide to go trick or treating around neighborhoods, the Broome County Sheriff's Office Facebook page has offered some friendly reminders on how to have a safe Halloween.
The Sheriff's office says to be sure to cross streets at marked crosswalks only do not run across the street. They encourage parents to walk with their children and to carry flashlights so you can be seen by cars passing by. It's always smart to wear something reflective on your costume. Walk on sidewalks wherever they are available. Eat only Factory wrapped treats from people you know and trust. And the
Broome County Sheriff's Office also reminds kids never to enter a stranger's home or vehicle while trick-or-treating.
You might want to make sure the little ones have a rain coat or a rain resistant jacket under their costume to keep them dry.
And if you are out driving tomorrow night, please go slow. It's always harder to see at night especially when it's raining. And there will be a bunch of kids out walking around the neighborhoods and I'm sure some of them will be distracted thinking about candy, and not paying attention to the traffic.
For more tips from the Sheriffs Office, click here.
Have a safe and happy Halloween.