All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. In the United States, averages of 300 people are injured and 80 people are killed each year by lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Other associated dangers of thunderstorms include tornadoes, strong winds, hail, and flash flooding. Flash flooding is responsible for more fatalities—more than 140 annually—than any other thunderstorm-associated hazard.
Thunderstorm preparedness from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
How can I Protect myself from a Thunderstorm or Lighting?
- Know Your Thunderstorms and Lightning Terms
- What to Do Before a Thunderstorm
- What to Do During a Thunderstorm
- What to Do After a Thunderstorm