Thunderstorms can happen at any time of year, and every thunderstorm produces lightning. Lightning is one of the leading causes of injury due to weather-related events. Thunderstorms are dangerous and it is important to avoid exposure to them as much as possible.
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- Cut down or trim trees or branches that may be in danger of falling on your home.
- Plan to stay inside if you know a storm is coming. Be ready for power outages.
- Secure any outdoor furniture and bring pets inside.
Thunderstorm Watch: Severe thunderstorms are possible in the area. Get ready and monitor local weather information online, on the news, and using a NOAA Weather Radio.
Thunderstorm Warning: Severe thunderstorm conditions are occurring or will occur shortly. Indicates immediate threats to safety and property for those in the area. Take protective actions.
- When thunder roars, go indoors! Stay inside a sturdy building if possible.
- If indoors, avoid running water or using landline phones. Electricity can travel through plumbing and phone lines.
- Protect your property by unplugging appliances and other electric devices. Secure any outdoor furniture.
- If boating or swimming, get to land and get into a sturdy shelter or vehicle immediately.
- Wait for 30 minutes after the storm ends to resume outdoor activities.
- Never drive through flood waters or on flooded roads.
- Stay away from downed power lines. Call 9-1-1 to report them.
Thunderstorm and Lightning Preparedness
Additional preparedness information for thunderstorms and lightning.
Kirkland Weather Information
Current weather conditions and 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service.
Take Winter By Storm
Regional preparedness information for severe weather.
Downed Power Lines
Safety information regarding downed power lines.