Summer storms infographic

With summer storms come risks. Follow these steps to help you and your family stay safe.

Risk #1: Flooding
• Move to higher ground.
• Listen for emergency alerts and evacuate if directed.
• Do not walk or drive through standing water.

Risk #2: High winds
• Head to your pre-designated shelter spot.
• Stay away from windows!
• If driving, pull over and secure your seat belt.

Risk #3: Power outage
• In your emergency stockpile kit include:
— flashlights
— batteries
— a portable charger.
• Charge your devices before a storm.

Risk #4: Water contamination
• Flooding can make tap water unsafe. Have a gallon of water per person per day stored —for pets too!
• Pay attention to emergency boil water notices.

Risk #5: Lightning
• When thunder roars, get indoors! If you’re outside, get inside right away. If you can’t get indoors, avoid open fields, tops of hills and tall objects.

For more readiness tips, visit

American Public Health Association