Severe Thunderstorms produce winds of 58 mph or greater and/or at least 1" hail. It's important to protect yourself from falling trees and the dangers of lightning during severe storms. Stay off corded devices, power down electronics to protect them from a power surge and avoid traveling.
Flash Flooding kills more people on average each year than any other form of severe weather. NEVER drive through a flooded roadway. The road may be washed out under the flood waters. Swift moving water can also knock a person off their feet or float a car. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Be smart- Turn Around, Don't Drown!
Tornadoes: In the event of a tornado, the safest place to be is on the lowest floor of your home or business. Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible and stay away from windows. Cover your head with your hands, a blanket/pillow, mattress or a helmet. If in a mobile home, evacuate it and head to a more substantial shelter. Mobile homes are easily torn apart by the winds in a tornado.
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