It's finally Spring Break for most schools in the area, and Texas State Parks are filling up with families ready for camping.
With the weather forecast this week, it's the perfect time to go pitch a tent, but this past weekends' weather shows that storms can hit at anytime.
Severe weather took the life of a woman at Brushy Creek Park. Winds hit the campground at 80 to 90 miles per hour.
Nicholas Maloukis, Park Superintendent and police officer at Martin Creek Lake State Park, says all Texas State Parks have to have a plan on file when disaster strikes.
This includes thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding depending on the weather a park normally experiences.
At Martin Creek they warn people if they know weather is on the way.
"If we know it's going to be severe, we're letting people know ahead of time," Maloukis said.
He also mentioned the plans they have in place if it hits at his state park.
If the storm becomes more severe, they will go out and warn the people only there for the day what's coming.
"We've had a few instances where we have gotten out, warned people ahead of time, got them off of the day-use areas, and told them if they aren't camping now's the time to get on the road, get out of here," he said.
From there, if the winds pick up or they hear of a possible tornado they will evacuate the campgrounds.
"I'll get out in my truck, get on the microphone and drive slowly through the camp loop," Maloukis said.
If another worker is available, they will go on foot, person-to-person asking them to head to the restrooms.
The restrooms are the place best able to withstand severe weather, including a tornado.
While the State Park does it's best to warn people about the weather and keep everyone safe, ultimately, it's up to the camper to know what the weather is.
"Check it when you make the reservation. Check it the week before. Check it the day of. Check it on your way there. Just always check that weather forecast," He warned.
Some items campers might want to bring with them in preparation include an emergency radio, bungee cords, and tarps to protect equipment.
MaloukiS also warns people to not be afraid to leave their tent behind during a storm, "Pile into the vehicle. I've spent more than one spring break with my family in our family Suburban all hunkered down waiting out a thunderstorm."