DON'T: Drive in areas that are prone to flooding, even if the rain doesn't appear to be heavy. Floods come quickly and swiftly.
DO: Take heed the signs and barricades that are in place to warn motorist and pedestrians of flood waters and areas that are prone to flooding.
DO: If driving in a storm with minimal visibility, pull over as far from the road as you can. When you pull over, do not leave your lights on. Drivers with little or no visibility behind you may think you are still on the road and follow you.
DON'T: It may be tempting to try and outrun a storm, however, visibility can be near zero when monsoon thunderstorms are raging.
DO: Be aware of where you are parking. Avoid parking under a tree or telephone/electrical polls.
DON'T: Avoid standing outside of your home or vehicle when the amount of debris and dust in the air is noticeable.
DO: If you are outside hiking or camping, be aware of quick wind shifts, quick cooling of temperature and increasing wind velocity. These are signals for thunderstorm activity.
DO: If you are on a boat, get to land.
DON'T: Do not huddle closely together with other people. Spread out.
DO: Avoid wide open areas.
DO: If your hair starts to stand on end, that is a sign of electricity and you may be about to be struck by lightning. Drop to your knees and cover your head.
DO: Bring your children and animals inside until the storm blows over.