Thunderstorm Preparation

Thunderstorm preparedness tips
THUNDERSTORM

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
  • 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.
What Not To Do
  • 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.