How to stay safe during thunderstorms in Southern California

Scattered thunder and lightning hit Southern California on Wednesday morning.

Officials are urging caution:

  • Give yourself more time when driving because of potential downpours.
  • Dry lightning strikes in hillside and mountain areas could cause brush fires. Dry lightning caused major fires in Northern California in 2020.
  • Damaging winds could cause problems in inland mountain and desert areas.
  • Some beaches were temporary closed.

Here are some tips for dealing with thunder and lightning from the National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area.
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
  • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing…

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