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.
The energy from one lightning strike could light a 100 watt bulb for 3 months
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.