(Dover, NH) - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area as a strong storm is expected to bring heavy rain, gusty winds and possible hail later today.

Multiple lightning bolts over rural landscape
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According to the American Red Cross, storms like we are expecting today can produce lightning, and lightning strikes kill more people every year than do tornadoes!

As the storms approach today, The Red Cross advises us to unplug household appliances, including air conditioners and avoid taking a bath or shower during the storm.

If outdoors, avoid boating or swimming and get to shore and put down your golf club or any other object that could attract lightning.

If you are in your car, keep the windows closed.  And if lightning strikes nearby, avoid contact with any metal or conducting surfaces inside or outside your vehicle.

For more tips, visit the American Red Cross or The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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