All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, many are left with a variety of long-term, debilitating health consequences. Other dangerous weather associated with thunderstorms include tornadoes, strong winds, hail, and flooding.
If you are under a thunderstorm warning:
- When thunder roars, go indoors! Move from outdoors into a building or car with a roof.
- Pay attention to alerts and warnings.
- Avoid using electronic devices connected to an electrical outlet.
- Avoid running water.
- Turn Around. Don’t Drown! Do not drive through flooded roadways. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
After A Thunderstorm & Lightning
- Pay attention to authorities and weather forecasts for information on whether it is safe to go outside and instructions regarding potential flash flooding.
- Watch for fallen power lines and trees. Report them immediately.