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Storm Safety

TermDefinition
Caused by unequal heating in spring and summer. The most dangerous part is lightning. Thunderstorm
Caused by unequal heating in spring and summer. The most dangerous part is high wind speed. Tornado
Caused by unequal heating in spring and summer. The most dangerous part is the storm surge. Hurricane
Safest place to be in a thunderstorm Inside a building.
Safest place to be in a tornado In a basement or cellar.
Safest place to be in a hurricane Inland - away from the coast.
The cause of all storms Uneven heating - when warm and cold air meet.
Hurricane season June 1 - November 30
Season for thunderstorms Spring and summer (Can happen in all seasons)
Season for tornadoes Mostly summer
If you can't be in the safest places during a thunderstorm Safe position (squatting, on toes, hands over ears)
If you can't be in the safest place during a tornado In a ditch
If you can't be in the safest place during a hurricane Interior room of a building, board up windows
How long thunderstorms generally last. Minutes to hours
How long tornadoes generally last. Seconds to minutes
How long hurricanes generally last. Days to weeks
Thunderstorm Watch Conditions are right for a thunderstorm in your area
Tornado Watch Conditions are right for a tornado in your area
Hurricane Watch Hurricane conditions possible within 48 hours
Thunderstorm Warning A thunderstorm is happening in your area
Tornado Warning A tornado has been spotted or has touched down in your area
Hurricane Warning Hurricane conditions are expected in 36 hours
Created by: BTLanigan