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Date:
January 16, 2019
Time:
All Day
TORNADO SAFETY
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FLORIDA HAZARDOUS WEATHER AWARENESS - TORNADOES AND THUNDERSTORMS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In order to tell how close a lightning strike is, count the seconds between the lightning flash and the resulting thunder. For every five seconds you count, lightning is one mile away. A good rule of thumb with regards to lightning safety is to remember that if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Even if it is not raining where you are, lightning can still reach you. Lightning can travel as far as 10 miles away from its thunderstorm, and has been observed as far as 25 miles away. This is why the best thing you can do when you see lightning is seek safe shelter as soon as possible. Click to download a Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Fact Sheet.