Thunderstorms & Lightening

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and they can:

  • Powerful winds
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash flooding and tornados
  • Damage power lines and destroy trees

If you are under a thunderstorm warning, find safe shelter right away

  • When thunder roars go indoors
  • Pay attention to alerts or warnings
  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones