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The following collection of severe weather tips will also help you protect your home and those you love.

Flooding
Flooding causes more damage in the United States than any other severe weather related event, an average of $5 billion a year. Flooding can occur in any of the 50 states at anytime of the year. More info...

Heat

A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat and humidity, which can lead to heat strokes and deaths in the elderly. More info...

Lightning

If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Seek shelter immediately inside a house, large building, or a hard-topped vehicle. Avoid shelter under tall trees. More info...

Thunderstorms

The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Despite their small size, ALL thunderstorms are dangerous. More info...

Tornados

In an average year, 1,200 tornadoes cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. More info...

Winter storms
Sometimes winter storms are accompanied by strong winds creating blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow, severe drifting, severe cold and dangerous wind chill.

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