Thunderstorm Watch or Warning
Thunderstorms occur year-round but they are more common during the spring and summer months, and on average they typically last 30 minutes.
According to the National Weather Service Storm Data, there are an average of 43 lightning fatalities per year
Do you know the difference between a storm watch and a storm warning?
- A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area. It only means that it is possible for a thunderstorm to occur.
- A warning means severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.
- Check the forecast often to see if you are in the storm path
- Sign up for phone notifications
- Build an emergency kit
- Make a family communication plan
- Postpone outdoor activities
- Shutter windows and secure outside doors
- Unplug electronic equipment before the storm hits
If your home or business has sustained damages, call SERVPRO of Barberton / Norton at 330-825-1803.