|Posted on June 27, 2011 at 11:40 AM|
Thunderstorms can cause all types of damage from lightning strikes, flooding, fires, high winds, etc. So we need to take precautionary measures to prepare and stay safe.
Purchase a weather radio with S.A.M.E. technology or tune in to your local radio station and listen for E.B.S. messages and follow their directions.
Thunderstorm Watch - possibilty of a thunderstorm in your area
Thunderstorm Warning - a storm is occuring or will occur soon. Take shelter immediately.
30/30 Rule: If you see lightning and cannot count to 30 before you hear thunder go inside. Stay inside for 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.
Myth: "it's just heat lightning" - There is no such thing as heat lightning - The fact is that lightning is seen but the storm is to far away to hear the thunder. Caution: It could be headed your way.
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