Thunder and lightning!

@kitkat1 (1227)
Canada
June 6, 2007 11:27pm CST
What do you do when it thunder and lightnings? Are you afraid like me and try to get under the bed? lol Do you like to watch the storm or even be outside with it? I get really nervous and scared have since i have been a very little girl. I am glad we dont have many and usual not severe ones where i live though. Also now that i think of it are the storms mild or intense where u live?
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9 responses
• United States
7 Jun 07
i love to watch them. they're not really too intense where i live now but every now and then we have a real loud one. the poor cats are more upset by them than me.
@GardenGerty (84301)
• Marion, Kansas
7 Jun 07
We have been having pretty intense weather this spring. Tornado warnings, even. Today the radar shows no storms, but we have sustained winds at 35 miles per hour, gusting up to 65. I had a tree split out and fall during lunch. I just ignore the thunder and lightening, if I am at home. At work, I do what I have to do, keep and eye on the weather, and evacuate people who are in my care if I need to. I have to keep calm for them. I work with kids during the school year, and I work with developmentally disabled adults year round. I have eight clients in the fourplex I work with, and we had to evacuate to the storm shelter once last month. I make sure I know where flashlights, oil lamps, and candles are if the weather is bad, and a battery powered radio.
@deww93 (5)
• Canada
7 Jun 07
i love thunder and lightning storms.i like to watch them and i love to be out doors in them thay are cool
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
15 Jun 07
We have been getting thunder and lighting every evening for over a week now. My daughter had two large trees hit by lighting beside their home a few nights ago. It is very dangerous. My Grandfather was struck by lighting when he was alive.
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8 Jun 07
I like it. I normally stand on the door step watching or I have actually gone out when it happens. Really it's nothing to be scared of but I can see why some would be. Kudos, ~Joey
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Hi kitkat1 I dont like thunder and lightning at all. Ive always been really afraid of it. And I really do go to my bedroom pull the blinds down and get my cats and we go under the covers.LOL Im not kidding. My husband always laughes at me. But I do know how you feel. The storms can get pretty severe in the late summer here. Oh I just dread it.So take cover and I will too.LOL
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
When I was a little bunny, I was afraid of thunder and lighting. I always heard horror stories of people getting struck by lighting. Eventually, I was able to outgrow my fear for it. We have a recent heavy downpour here and the thunder was really loud. I simply go on doing my task and didn't bother to scream, LOL!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I'm the opposite- I love storms! It's amazing to me how the sky lights up with lightning and the sky rumble with thunder- I love to sit out the back deck and listen and watch it- Of course when it starts to downpour I head in for shelter- but I usually have the sliding glass door open so I can hear it- I'm not sure why-- I've just always loved storms- I don't like to be woken up by then though- My daughter is like you- she doesn't care for them- So I usually cuddle with her : )
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I used to be terrified of electrical storms. But when my first child was little we had a tornado warning and I didn't want her to be scared. So I took her and some of her books and candles to the cellar and made a game of it. I was "brave" to protect her from being afraid. I learned that I could be brave! Then a few years ago I was in a metal wheelchair in the middle of a field at an outdoor concert when a storm blew up, lighting, thunder, downpour, the whole thing. And here I was in a metal chair! That was really scary. But I survived and I seem to be less afraid than ever. I don't go out in a storm if I can help it, but I don't feel like I have to hide.