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Precautions to take during a thunderstorm

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Take shelter and stay safe by following these safety tips during a thunderstorm

With the recent thunderstorms and heavy winds in our area, it is important to be alert and take care during such conditions, both indoors and outdoors.

Here are a few precaution tips one can take when a heavy thunderstorm occurs: 

  • If you’re planning an outdoors trip, postpone the trip or any activities that include being outdoors to a more suitable time.
  • Avoid driving during stormy conditions. Roads will be slippery and wet during bad weather conditions
  • Always try to go indoors when there is a heavy thunderstorm
  • If you cannot find suitable shelter, get in a car with a metal roof and sides. Make sure all windows are rolled up and doors are closed.
  • Keep away from concrete floors or walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
  • Avoid water during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through plumbing.
  • Switch off all electronic equipment. This includes television sets, kitchen appliances, radios, etc. Lightning can travel through electrical systems.
  • Bring your pets indoors. Doghouses and other pet shelters are not suitable protection against lightning strikes
  • Stay away from isolated objects such as trees and light posts.
  • If you are fishing or swimming, get out of the water immediately, and move away from the body of water. Being near water is extremely dangerous during a lightning storm.

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