Thunderstorms are very prevalent during the summer months in Indiana. They can produce large hail, flash floods, heavy rain, lightning, strong winds, and tornadoes. Thunderstorms can last only a few minutes, but have the strength and power to cause a great deal of damage.
Thunderstorm Fact Sheet
Conditions are favorable for thunderstorm to appear.
A thunderstorm is occurring or about to occur in your area.
During a Thunderstorm
- If a thunderstorm is coming, postpone or cancel outdoor activity.
- Do NOT go near tall trees or any other tall objects.
- Seek shelter inside a building or in a hardtop vehicle, but don't touch any of the metal inside.
- Do NOT use the telephone. Stay away from other electronic devices, bare metal, and water.
- Do NOT go near downed power lines.
- Keep your eye on the sky and listen to weather reports on the radio or TV.
- If caught out in the middle of a large body of water, return to shore as soon as possible. Get off the water immediately.
- When caught in the middle of an open field: If walking with others stay a minimum of 10 feet apart, keep low and move quickly to seek shelter. If there is no shelter lie in a ditch or get to the lowest place around.