Taking Appropriate Action
It is important to know what actions you need to take to protect yourself, family, pets, and property from the impacts of severe weather, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, high winds, heavy snow, and ice.
- Thunder and lightning: Heavy rain, tornadoes, lightning, strong winds, hail, and flash flooding can all occur during a thunder storm. The facts and information below will help you know what to do in the event of a thunder and lightning storm.
- Harsh winters: Winter can bring freezing-cold temperatures, snow, ice, and wind. The information below can help you stay safe and warm during a harsh, chilly winter.
- Windstorms and tornadoes: Most types of severe weather have the potential for generating dangerous winds any time of the year. Windstorms and tornadoes are a serious threat in most parts of the country; some storms in the Pacific Northwest have even spawned tornados.