Thunderstorms often come up suddenly and can present a variety of hazards, including power outages, caused by lightning, heavy rains, hail and wind. Such storms usually affect Maryland in the late spring, summer or early fall, but can happen any time cold and warm air masses collide. Thunderstorms are sometimes even associated with snow showers. About 2,000 thunderstorms are in progress around the world at any given moment with lightning striking about 100 times every second. And yes, lightning can, and does, strike twice! Each year lightning kills 80 - 100 people and injures hundreds more.Thunderstorms and lightning are very common for Maryland. Here's what you can do to protect yourself:
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