A thunderstorm watch means that conditions are favorable for a storm to form, while a thunderstorm warning means that a storm is on the ground and those in the area should take immediate cover.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of severe weather and water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips on remaining safe during severe weather. In the wake of 2012’s severe weather events, and with thunderstorm season just around the corner, it is important to be aware of the threat and the steps that can be taken to prevent injury or death.
In many cases, thunderstorms give some advance notice, providing time to prepare and seek shelter. This is not always the case, however, and sudden severe storms or squalls can catch people unaware. It is of utmost importance to respond to this threat quickly and efficiently.
In cases of severe weather, local radio and television will broadcast information over the Emergency Broadcast System, and different scenarios call for different responses. A thunderstorm watch means that conditions are favorable for a storm to form, while a thunderstorm warning means that a storm is on the ground and those in the area should take immediate cover.
If caught outside during a severe storm, look for shelter in a building or nearby vehicle. If camping, take refuge in the lowest lying area, preferably under small tress (since thunderstorms can easily cause trees to fall). If swimming or boating, get to land as rapidly as possible and take shelter. Avoid touching any and all metal objects, since they are excellent conductors of electricity and even a nearby lightning strike may result in serious injury or death. Golfers and other outdoor aficionados are strongly advised to abandon their game or activity and seek shelter indoors.
Do not use telephones or computers during thunderstorm conditions, as the potential for electrical shock is great. Likewise, showers or baths should be postponed until the danger is passed.
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