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What should I do to prepare for a thunderstorm?

3/20/2023 (Permalink)

Storm image in background with blue box overlay Staying informed, creating an emergency kit, securing your home, staying inside, and waiting for the storm to pass are the best things to do.

Thunderstorms are powerful weather events that can bring lightning, high winds, heavy rain, and hail. While they are a natural occurrence, they can also be dangerous, causing property damage, power outages, and even injury or death. 

  1. Stay informed: One of the most important things you can do to prepare for a thunderstorm is to stay informed about the weather conditions in your area. Keep an eye on local weather reports and download a reliable weather app that can give you up-to-date information. 
  2. Create an emergency kit: Putting together an emergency kit is an excellent way to prepare for a thunderstorm. Your kit should include items like a flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food, a portable radio, and a phone charger. 
  3. Secure your home: It is essential to secure your home before a thunderstorm. Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked and remove any objects that could become airborne in high winds, such as lawn furniture or outdoor decorations.
  4. Unplug electronics: Lightning strikes can cause power surges that can damage your electronic devices. To prevent this, unplug your electronics before the storm arrives. This includes appliances, televisions, computers, and other devices.
  5. Stay inside: The best way to stay safe during a thunderstorm is to stay inside a sturdy building or a car. If you are outside when the storm hits, seek shelter immediately. Avoid standing under trees or other tall objects that could attract lightning strikes.
  6. Wait for the storm to pass: Thunderstorms can be intense but usually pass relatively quickly. Once the storm has passed, wait for a while before going outside to assess any damage or potential hazards. 

Staying informed, creating an emergency kit, securing your home, unplugging electronics, staying inside, and waiting for the storm to pass are all critical steps to take. 

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