Here’s a lightning safety infographic explaining the ’30/30′ rule – if the time between the flash of lightning and the sound of thunder is thirty seconds or less take shelter until 30 minutes until the last thunder is heard. Many wait too long to take shelter and leave shelter too soon, risk is greatly decreased by following the 30/30 rule.
Thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes and flooding are all threats this season. Make sure you are prepared for the worst. Use this storm safety kit checklist to make your own to keep you and your loved ones safe. Remember to stay away from downed power lines and call Dawson PPD at 308-324-2386 if you have a power outage.