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Are you safe from lightning if it's not thundering?

 Are you safe from lightning if it's not thundering?

If you don't hear thunder, you're safe from lightning -- right? Find out if you are safe from lightning if it's not thundering at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should you hang up your landline during a thunderstorm?

 Should you hang up your landline during a thunderstorm?

If you're in a thunderstorm, should you stay off your landline phone? Learn about thunderstorm and phone safety. See more »

Should you unplug your electronics during a thunderstorm?

 Should you unplug your electronics during a thunderstorm?

Is it better to unplug your electronics during a thunderstorm? Find out and learn about lightning and electronic devices. See more »

10 Myths About Lightning

 10 Myths About Lightning

You've probably heard a few lightning myths, such as lightning never strikes the same place twice. But what's fact from fiction? Find out. See more »

10 Ways Animals Supposedly Predict the Weather

 10 Ways Animals Supposedly Predict the Weather

There are many superstitions out there about animals and weather prediction. See 10 ways animals supposedly predict the weather to learn more. See more »

10 Pieces of Disaster Safety Advice You Should Ignore

 10 Pieces of Disaster Safety Advice You Should Ignore

Disaster safety advice might keep you out of harms way, unless that advice is on our list. See 10 pieces of disaster safety advice you should ignore. See more »

Why are hurricanes with female names deadlier than ones with male names?

 Why are hurricanes with female names deadlier than ones with male names?

The most damaging hurricanes usually have female names. Find out what is (or isn't) behind a hurricane name at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do rescue teams search a flooded city?

 How do rescue teams search a flooded city?

When a flash flood strikes a city, it can leave residents stranded in cars or buildings. How do rescue teams search a flooded city? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Ways Technology Can Save People From Storms

 10 Ways Technology Can Save People From Storms

Can technology save people from storms? Find out about 10 ways technology is saving people from storms. See more »

What’s a nor’easter?

 What’s a nor’easter?

'Nor'easter' is one of those words that makes you think of an old mariner scanning the horizon for a pending storm. But what exactly is a nor'easter? See more »