Damaging storms already sweeping across the U.S. in the first weeks of spring have been a reminder of the dangerous and even deadly weather the season can bring.
Conditions are ripe in spring for storms that can bring strong winds, lightning, flooding rain and even tornadoes.
“Whenever warm, moist air collides with cool, dry air, thunderstorms can occur. For much of the world, this happens in spring and summer,” the National Center for Environmental Health says.
But there are steps you can take to prevent damage to your home and protect your family, both proactively and when storms are looming.