Severe Weather & Lightning
All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. On average in the U.S., lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.
Other associated dangers of thunderstorms include tornadoes, strong winds, hail and flash flooding. Flash flooding is responsible for more fatalities – more than 140 annually – than any other thunderstorm-associated hazard. Dry thunderstorms that do not produce rain that reaches the ground are most prevalent in the western United States. Falling raindrops evaporate, but lightning can still reach the ground and can start wildfires.
What you need
Siren will be tested the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. (Unless severe weather is forecast for our area)
Test will last around (1) one minute.
In an emergency - siren will sound for (3) Three Minutes.
In an emergency - the siren will repeat several times.
In an emergency - take shelter immediately
In an emergency - tune to TV - Radio - Weather Radio
to find out further instructions.
Have a plan for your family - Don't wait until it's to late.
Do you know the difference between a Watch & Warning? Click on the image to expand the image.
Learn More Here!!
Learn more about thunderstorms and lightning at ready.gov - this site will help you with your family plan before, during, and after severe weather.
Listen to Local Officials
Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by your state and local government. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.