Stay Safe in Thunderstorms & Lightning

Be prepared before, during, and after thunderstorms and lightning!
Stay Safe in Thunderstorms & Lightning
Did You Know?

Did you know lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States? And did you know all thunderstorms produce lightning?  See an informative video from NOAA by clicking HERE.

BEFORE:

  • If you hear thunder roar, go indoors!

DURING:

  • Don't touch anything metal outside
  • Stay away from open fields, hills, or beaches
  • Don't lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls - they conduct electricity

AFTER: 

  • Stay away from loose or dangling power lines
  • Stay away from areas damaged by the storm or flood waters

Stamford's Office of Public Safety encourages residents to get more information from FEMA by clicking HERE