Thunderstorms and Lightning

By: Daisy Murillo and Michael Labellarte

Thunderstorms and lightning are caused when warm air and cold air make contact with each other.
Thunderstorms can usually strike in humid areas such as Florida. They also strike in Tornado Alley in the Midwest.

Before a Thunderstorm

Before a thunderstorm, build an emergency kit. Also, make a family escape plan. Stay tuned to the local weather channel so you know what type of storm is coming your way.If there is one, make sure to get indoors before it hits.

During a Thunderstorm

During a thunderstorm, stay indoors. Do not go by any windows and stay in the lowest level of your house or apartment. If you are outdoors, stay away from trees, power lines, and tall objects. Lastly, don't go near open areas. 

After a Thunderstorm

After a thunderstorm, do not touch loose or dangled power lines. Stay away from areas that have flood waters or damage from the storm.

Vocabulary Words

Electrocution-Death caused by electric shock.
Power surge- An increase in the amount of electricity coming through a power line.
Heat lightning- Lightning seen from a thunderstorm that is too far away for the thunder to be heard.

Biggest lightning strikes ever up close over Brisbane!!