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Thunderstorms and Lightning

The saying goes...When thunder roars, go indoors! 


Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can produce powerful winds exceeding 58 mph; heavy rains, which can cause flash flooding; hail which can cause damage to homes, cars, trees and powerlines; and thunderstorms also can produce tornadoes.

Every thunderstorm produces lightning! Did you know lightning can strike as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall?   Also, each year in the United States more than 400 people are struck by lightning. In North Dakota alone, 12 people have died between the years of 1959-2017 from lightning strikes. 

How do you stay safe during thunderstorms?  Pay attention to the weather, stay informed, and monitor forecasts and warnings.  For more information...click the links below.





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