Thunderstorm Safety - Tuesday, Feb. 5

  • Thunderstorms are common in Chatham County, and they shouldn't be underestimated. They can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding.
  • Remember to tie down loose outdoor items before severe thunderstorms. Postpone outdoor activities and stay inside.
  • Severe thunderstorms are defined as thunderstorms that produce 1 inch hail or larger and/or strong wind gusts of 58 mph or greater. Severe hail that is 1 inch in diameter is roughly the size of a quarter.