March 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM EST - Updated June 15 at 11:27 PM
STATEWIDE - What you can do if you are caught in a storm:
If you are:
In a forest
Seek shelter in a low area under a thick growth of small trees.
In an open area
Go to a low place such as a ravine or valley. Be alert for flash floods.
On open water
Get to land and find shelter immediately.
Anywhere you feel your hair stand on end (which indicates that lightning is about to strike)
Squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place your hands over your ears and your head between your knees. Make yourself the smallest target possible and minimize your contact it the ground. DO NOT lie flat on the ground.
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)