Thunderstorm and lightning safety tips

Posted at 5:57 PM, Aug 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-19 17:58:12-04

WEST MICHIGAN -- When thunderstorms are near, the National Weather Service (NWS) says "no place outside is safe."
The NWS says you'll know lightning is close enough to strike once you hear thunder.

So if you hear thunder, you're advised to find safe shelter immediately.

Watch the video for tips on staying safe during a thunderstorm.

Other tips from the NWS can be found by clicking here.