REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP/WBOC)- The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is advising residents to become familiar with weather warnings and safety tips for surviving severe thunderstorms.
The agency said in a statement Monday that preparation and common sense are the keys to staying safe in a storm.
Agency officials say you should never enter an area where water is flowing over a road and you can't see the pavement.
In the event of a severe thunderstorm warning, they say you should get to a sturdy shelter, stay indoors and away from windows.
If a tornado warning is issued, or if you see a tornado, get inside and go to the lowest floor.
The agency says that if you hear thunder, you could be struck by lightning, so get indoors or inside a vehicle, if possible.
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