What to Do Before, During, and After a Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm Warning
If you live in an area prone to severe weather it’s easy to get complacent.  And while you can’t prevent your home from being hit by a thunderstorm, you can protect your home and your family from the storm’s destructive power.
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·  Make sure you have a 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and a 3-day supply
   of non-perishable food.
·  In addition to the water and food, make sure you have a first aid kit and enough medication and
   personal hygiene supplies to last a week.
·  Pull together copies of important personal documents (birth certificates, insurance policies,
   passports, etc.).
·  Compile a list of family and emergency contact information.
·  Ensure your cell phone is fully charged.
·  Get a battery-powered or hand-crank weather radio.
·  If you have a generator, top off its fuel supply.
·  If you live in a flash flood area, immediately seek higher ground.

During the Storm During the Storm

·  If a severe thunderstorm is imminent, immediately take shelter and stay inside until the
   storm passes.
   Listen to local news or your weather radio for emergency updates.
·  Shut doors, close windows, and stay away from windows.
·  Don’t use electrical equipment, take baths or showers, or use plumbing.

After the Storm After the Storm

·  Stay away from storm-damaged areas and report downed power lines.
·  Stay out of flooded areas.
·  Check on your neighbors.
·  Turn into the news for weather updates.
·  Take pictures of any damage your home or property may have suffered. Contact your insurance
   agent as soon as possible.
·  Contact a home improvement pro if your home has been damaged. Click here to find a pro.

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