Severe Thunderstorms and Your Family

Severe Thunderstorm and Your Family

Severe thunderstorms can produce lightning, hail, high winds, even tornadoes or flash flooding, all of which can cause injury to you or your family. Know how to protect your family before, during and after severe storms.

Related Websites

A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes
A guide to aid consumers in keeping their food safe during severe weather.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Be Red Cross Ready: Thunderstorm Safety Checklist
Factsheet discussing steps to take before, during and after a thunderstorm to keep yourself and your family safe.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Lightning
Website with lightning safety tips, first aid recommendations, and prevention measures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Lightning Safety
Factsheet discussing safety measures to take during thunderstorm and lightning situations.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service
National Storm Prediction Center
Website to monitor severe storms and weather in your area.
National Weather Service
Severe Thunderstorms
Factsheet discussing general information on tornadoes, lightning, wind, floods and hail.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Severe Weather Awareness: Thunderstorms and Lightning
A preparedness guide that provides general information on tornadoes and severe storms. Information to help develop a disaster plan for families and schools is also included.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)

Preparedness Resources

Family Resources

A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes
A guide to aid consumers in keeping their food safe during severe weather.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Be Red Cross Ready: Thunderstorm Safety Checklist
Factsheet discussing steps to take before, during and after a thunderstorm to keep yourself and your family safe.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Lightning
Website with lightning safety tips, first aid recommendations, and prevention measures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Lightning Safety
Factsheet discussing safety measures to take during thunderstorm and lightning situations.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service
Severe Thunderstorms
Factsheet discussing general information on tornadoes, lightning, wind, floods and hail.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Severe Weather Awareness: Thunderstorms and Lightning
A preparedness guide that provides general information on tornadoes and severe storms. Information to help develop a disaster plan for families and schools is also included.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)

Kids Resources

There were no results