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're outside, get into a building, car or bus.
- If in the woods, pick a low area under thick small trees.
- If swimming or boating, get out of the water immediately, get to land as soon as possible.
- If 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 club house.
What not to do:
- Don't touch metallic objects such as bicycles, fences, golf clubs, and equipment such as lawnmowers.
- Don't go near trees, poles, hills, clotheslines, overhead wires, metal pipes, or water.
- If in a group, don't huddle. Spread out.
- Don't use the telephone except in an emergency.
- Don't take a shower or bath.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch - means conditions are favorable for severe weather continue normal activity, but monitor weather conditions closely.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning - means to seek shelter and monitor radio or television. Follow all of the above instructions until the storm passes.