Unlike other natural disasters, a hurricane is usually preceded by hours or days of fore notice and warning, allowing you to prepare.
All lightning can be deadly. When you hear thunder or see lightning, GO INDOORS. In addition to potentially deadly lightning, a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM also has wind greater than 58 mph (50 knots), hail 1″ or larger, and/or a tornado.
A WATCH means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather in the watch area. Pay attention to broadcasts, and prepare to take action.
A WARNING is an URGENT announcement that hazardous weather is happening, or is imminent. Take immediate action to protect life and property!
In the event of a TORNADO WARNING, or if a funnel cloud is reported:
If you hear thunder:
In modern buildings, falling down, or being struck by falling objects causes most earthquake-related injuries. DROP, COVER and HOLD ON immediately.