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Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning: Further Reading

American Red Cross:

  • Are You Ready for a Thunderstorm?
  • Thunderstorms Tornadoes Lightning, Nature's Most Violent Storms as PDF or text. a 16-page in-depth brochure that gives information on thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lightning, the science behind these phenomena, and how to stay safe.
  • What to do After a Thunderstorm / What to do if Someone is Struck by Lightning
  • Keeping Ahead of the Storm, an 8-minute video developed by The Weather Channel and the American Red Cross for Project Safeside. Gives preparedness tips for tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, heat waves, and lightning. Local Red Cross chapters can order as stock number A5050 for a nominal fee. Click here for a directory of Red Cross chapters.

National Weather Service:


Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH):

Blueprint for Safety: Information for safer homes and businesses

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