Once again, hurricane season is in full swing and storms are wreaking havoc across the Atlantic. Ultimately, when a storm or weather event strikes, the most important thing is keeping a cool head. For their own safety, residents must have the best information on hand and be able to separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions swirling out there about extreme weather, from hurricanes to lightning and tornadoes. NEWSWEEK debunks some of the most common myths.
Sources: NOAA, weather.com