Are you Ready for Summer Storms?
Did you know that lightning is Georgia’s #2 weather-related killer? Since thunderstorms are as widespread during the summer as backyard barbecues, be sure and brush up on some important storm safety tips now that summer is in full swing:
- Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected in your area.
- Know your lightning safety rules. For example, if you hear thunder or see lightning, go indoors. Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.
- Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of thunderstorms.