Thunderstorms 101

Thunderstorm safety

It’s summer, and thunderstorm season is here. Though they can be a welcome relief from the heat, thunderstorms can be dangerous. Here are some tips to help ensure your safety this summer:

Before a storm:

  • Close windows and blinds
  • Stay inside
  • Unplug any electronic equipment

During a storm:

  • Avoid contact with plugged-in electronics and phones
  • Do not lie on concrete floors or lean on concrete walls
  • Avoid hilltops, open fields, boats, and bodies of water
  • Avoid standing near tall, isolated objects (like trees or telephone poles)
  • If you are driving, try to exit the road and park until the storm ends
  • Try to stay inside a sturdy building
  • Do not take a shower or bath
  • Stay away from metal objects

After a storm:

  • Do not drive through flooded roadways
  • Stay away from fallen power lines
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