Storm Prevention Tips
Prior to a storm
Remove trees or branches dry during a storm that could fall and cause casualties or damage.
Stay inside the building another 30 minutes after you last hear thunder.
Rules to follow if a storm is imminent
Stop all outdoor activities.
Enter the building or a car. Close windows and doors.
Pipelines can produce electricity. Use wireless phones only in emergency situations. Cordless phones or cell phones are safe to use.
Unplug appliances and other electrical equipment such as computers and air condition. When you feel your hair stand up, is an indication that there is a lightning danger. Sit you squat down. Put your hands on your ears and your head between your knees.
Avoid high objects such as a high tree isolated area open fields, beaches or a boat on the water, any metal objects such as agricultural machinery, farm equipment, motorcycles, bicycles, etc.
If you're in the woods, look for shelter in an area with less tall trees.
If you are in an open area, go to a low area such as a valley.