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Thunderstorm

HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS

  1. Lightning
  2. Hail
  3. Damaging winds
  4. Tornadoes
  5. Flash flooding
  6. Fires caused by lightning strikes

Lightning
Lightning

LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS

  • Indoors
    • Shelter in a strong sturdy building
    • Stay away from windows
    • Avoid using the phone 
    • If in a vehicle, remain there 
  • Outdoors 
    • Move away from bodies of water
    • Avoid high places and open fields
    • Stay away from metallic objects
    • Avoid isolated trees

30-30 Rule
30/30 Rule

30/30 LIGHTNING SAFETY RULE

  • First 30 - Take cover if you hear thunder within 30 SECONDS of seeing a lightning flash
  • Second 30 - Wait at least 30 MINUTES after the last lightning flash or thunder clap to resume normal outdoor activities

Tornado
Tornado

TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

  • Go to an interior room on the lowest level
  • Get under something sturdy, if available
  • Stay clear of windows, doors, and outside walls
  • Protect yourself from flying debris
  • Do NOT stay in mobile homes or vehicles

Flood
Flood

FLASH FLOOD SAFETY TIPS

  • Move to higher ground
  • Stay out of flooded areas
  • Never drive into water of unknown depths
  • Be especially cautious at night
Last updated: 9/18/2013 11:06:15 AM