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When the warning is sounded:

  • Cease outdoor activities.
  • Seek shelter inside a building or automobile.


  • Open areas; places near water, trees, metal fences, overhead wires or power lines; or elevated ground or open vehicles.
  • Use of radios or cellular phones.


  • The best source of information during a thunderstorm is your local news, radio stations and any NOAA weather radio.
  • The 30/30 lightning safety rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.