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Thunderstorm and Lightning Safety

Summer is the most likely time of year when you may find yourself caught in a thunderstorm, or surrounded by lightning. It’s important to prepared for this common, but dangerous aspect of nature.

  • 16 million thunderstorms occur worldwide each year.

What can you do to stay safe?

  • Sign up for weather alerts from the National Weather Service.

  • When thunder roars, go indoors.” (Home, building, automobile) Stay inside until 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder. Unplug electronic devices.

  • If caught outside, avoid being in open areas and being the tallest object in the area. Stay away from any metal such as wires or fences.