Are you storm ready?

Weather
More Weather

Electrons begin zigzagging downward, known as a stepped leader.
As the leader nears the ground, it draws a positive charge upward.
As the leader and streams merge, a powerful electric current flows.
The return strike is what we see, traveling at 60-thousand-miles-a-second.
The process may repeat several times along the same path, causing a flicker.
All this takes place in less than one-second.
Thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes. A lot to plan for, so, are you storm ready?
Will my house be a good place to take shelter?
If no, is there a neighbor, friend or family member whose house you can go to?
If not, is there a nearby shelter that’s open?
If the answer to any of these is yes, then you’re storm ready.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Trending Stories