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Hazards: Thunderstorms

A thunderstorm is formed from a combination of moisture, rapidly rising warm air and a force capable of lifting air such as a warm and cold front, a sea breeze or a mountain. All thunderstorms contain lightning. Thunderstorms may occur singly, in clusters or in lines. Thus, it is possible for several thunderstorms to affect one location in the course of a few hours. Some of the most severe weather occurs when a single thunderstorm affects one location for an extended time.

For more information, visit: www.fema.gov/hazards/thunderstorms/.

Other Hazards:
Lightning
Tornadoes
Hurricanes
Floods
Extreme Heat
Winter
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