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Storms: Easy-to-understand information


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Storms can be dangerous.

Safety tips:

Before a storm starts


  • Park your car in a garage.
  • Cover your plants.

During a storm


Move away from

  • Trees
  • Towers
  • High poles
  • High rocks
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Swimming pools
  • Steep hills
  • Roads with water on them

In a field

Squat down low.

Get into a car.
Then you will be safer.

In your home

Unplug electrical equipment.

After a storm

Do not touch damaged cables.
Do not stand under trees.
Move away from rivers and lakes with lots of water.