Spring Preparedness Preview: Thunderstorms

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By Scott Roberts

Next week is the annual observance of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. KSStorm.Info and our partners at HutchPost.com will feature daily content concerning severe weather risks and preparedness. In advance, we are working with our partners at the National Weather Service (KSStorm Media is a WeatherReady™ Nation Ambassador for the NWS) to focus specifically on Helping Others.

Helping Others: Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms are sometimes underestimated as a serious weather threat, but they can be deadly. Strong winds can turn tree branches and ordinary loose objects into dangerous projectiles — help your community stay safe by trimming trees and picking up loose items.


Lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from a storm. Make sure to get everyone inside at the first sign of thunder or lightning, and keep them inside until at least 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning.

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