...Safety rules for severe Summer storms...
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service. The following information and safety rules may save your life.
A watch means that weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and possibly tornadoes. During a watch...you should go about your normal business...but stay updated on the latest weather developments and be prepared to go to a place of safety.
A warning means that severe thunderstorms or tornadoes have been reported...or have been detected by radar. People in the warned area should seek shelter immediately.
Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds...large hail...heavy rains...and deadly lightning. Watch for signs of an approaching storm. Keep a NOAA Weather Radio with you.
Flying debris from damaging thunderstorm winds can injure or kill. Seek shelter from the wind. Stay away from windows and move to the center of the building.
Lightning is a killer so do not use electrical appliances during thunderstorms. Use the phone only in an emergency. If caught outdoors...get off of open vehicles such as farm and construction equipment.
Avoid areas prone to flash flooding such as Dry Creek beds...small streams and dips in the Road.