When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

Summer is the highest season for one of the nation's deadliest weather occurrences…lightning! It is common for severe thunderstorms to form rapidly in the greater Tampa Bay area during the summer. This phenomenon generally occurs in the late afternoon to early evening hours along the I-75 corridor. 

Prevailing winds dictate the direction the storm will take. There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of lightning. Just remember, "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!"