# Vehicle safety
Catalytic converter thefts on the rise, Clay County Sheriff’s Office says
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that they have seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts recently. A catalytic converter is a device incorporated into the exhaust system of a vehicle that works to convert pollutant gases into less harmful ones. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the converters contain numerous rare earth metals such as platinum, palladium or rhodium which increases their value.
What To Do If You Are Stuck In A Vehicle During A Tornado
Have you ever been in your van when terrible weather hit suddenly? Did you have any idea as to where to go, what to do or how to stay safe? This week, I was at basecamp when this very thing happened. I was confronted with a natural disaster only a few short miles from basecamp and in that I was thinking how thankful I was that I had a plan. But then I realized being in a sticks and bricks with a plan is very different than being in a van. So what do we do? What is suggested by top experts? Watch and find out!