Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can create or cause:
Powerful winds over 50 mph
Downed trees and power lines
Strengthen your home by trimming trees that may be in danger of falling onto structures or vehicles. Consider buying surge protectors for appliances and electronic devices. Don't be fooled by blue skies - if you hear thunder, lightning is close by.