Thunderstorms produce many dangerous and severe forms of weather. Lightning, destructive winds, heavy rain and hail can all be products of thunderstorms.What To Do
What Not To Do
- If you are outside, get into a building, car or bus.
- If you are in the woods, pick a low area under small trees.
- If you are swimming or boating, get out of the water immediately and onto land as soon as possible.
- If you are in an open area, head for low ground such as a valley or ravine, or crouch down.
- If golfing, leave the course as soon as possible and take shelter in the clubhouse.
- Do not touch metallic object such as bicycles, fences, golf clubs, and equipment such as lawnmowers.
- Do not go near trees, poles, hills, clotheslines, overhead wires, metal pipes, or water.
- If in a group, do not huddle – but spread out.
- Do not use the telephone except in an emergency.
- Do not take a shower or bath.
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather. Continue normal activity, but monitor weather conditions closely.
- Severe Thunderstorm Warning means to seek shelter immediately and monitor conditions on radio or television. Follow all of the above instructions until the storm passes.