Thunderstorm Safety

Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in Kansas, but that doesn't mean they aren't dangerous. When a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued, it's time to head indoors. A thunderstorm can produce straight-line winds and downbursts that reach over 100 miles per hour. These winds can peel off roofs, uproot trees, and overturn mobile homes. Thunderstorms can also produce hail stones as big as softballs. You don't want to be caught outside when those are falling! Tips to remember in a thunderstorm:
  • As we already mentioned - stay inside! Large hail has been known to injure or kill people or animals caught in its path.
  • Stay away from windows - strong winds and hail can actually shatter your windows. Move to the interior part of your home.