If severe weather is likely (winter storm, high winds, lightning, hail, flash floods):
- Monitor the weather for local conditions.
- Postpone outdoor activities.
- Avoid driving in conditions that make driving hazardous (ice, high winds, flash flooding, etc.)
- Seek appropriate shelter. (If there is a thunderstorm, remain there until thirty minutes after the last rumble of thunder.)
- Remember that sheds, tents and covered porches don’t protect from lightning!
- During a thunderstorm:
-Find a sturdy building or get into a hard-topped metal vehicle with the windows closed.
-Don’t take a bath, shower or use other plumbing.
-Stay away from tall trees, utility poles and towers.
-Keep away from electrical equipment, wiring and water pipes.
-Do NOT use a corded phone if you hear thunder. (Cordless phones and cell phones are safe to use.)
-Unplug sensitive electronics.
- Avoid high water, storm drains, ditches, ravines or tunnels.
- Don’t drive through a flooded road. Even a few inches of water can be deadly.
- If in class or at work, monitor campus notifications and follow the directions provided.