• Thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, strong wind, large hail and lightning
  • Practice a sever weather plan for home and work
  • Make a communications plan so you can contact loved ones.


  • Winds from tornadoes can exceed 200mph
  • Flying debris is most dangerous
  • Seek a sturdy shelter in an interior room away from windows on the lowest floor and cover your head


  • Severe thunderstorms produce strong wind and/or large hail
  • Take shelter in a sturdy structure away from windows
  • A vehicle is also a safe location
  • Strong wind gust from thunderstorms can create dust storms
  • Dust storms can reduce visibility and make travel difficult

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  • Thunderstorms produce lightning
  • Lightning kills an average of 30 people every year
  • Take shelter inside a sturdy structure
  • A vehicle is also a safe location


  • Tropical storms and hurricanes can produce deadly flooding
  • Storm surge is ocean water that is brought inland and floods areas along the coast
  • Heavy rain can cause flooding hundreds of miles inland
  • Prepare your home by protecting it from flying debris
  • Board up windows with plywood or approved shutters
  • Bring in loose items from outside such as lawn furnitureweather image perfect storm
  • Secure your boat if you have one
  • Hurricanes can strengthen quickly
  • Listen to local authorities and follow evacuation orders
  • Drive carefully and contact your loved ones once your reached your safe location


  • Flooding is often caused by heavy rain in the summer
  • More than half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related
  • Never drive through flood waters

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Heavy Rain

  • Heavy rain on saturated soil can lead to flooding
  • More than half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related
  • Obey road signs and never drive through flood waters

Extreme Heat

  • Heat and humidity take a toll on the body
  • Know the signs of heat illness
  • Reschedule outdoor work and strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Sunburn and heat illness can be avoided
  • Apply and reapply sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water

Rip Currents

  • Millions of people will travel to the beach this summer
  • Learn about rip currents before heading to the beach
  • Plan for your trip by checking the forecast at weather