Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include Lightning and can create or cause:
Powerful winds over 50 mph
Flash flooding and/or tornadoes
Prepare for Thunderstorms & Lightning:
Know Your Risk: Know your area's risk for thunderstorms. In most places, they can occur year-round and at any hour. Sign up for your community's warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
Strengthen Your Home: Consider buying surge protectors or other supplies in the event of a power outage
Make an Emergency Plan: Create an emergency plan so that you and your family know what to do, where to go and what you will need to protect yourselves from the effects of a thunderstorm. Identify sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play.