Lightning: What You Need to Know
• 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 or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up.
• Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.
FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1
Department of Emergency Services 100 Communications Drive Centreville, MD 21617 ph: 410.758.4500 fx: 410.758.2086
Chief of Department: Scott A. Haas email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Marshal's Office Phone Extension: 1144 email: email@example.com
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