Lightning Safety Tips…
Even though your home is a safe shelter during a lightning storm, you may still be at risk.
Here are some indoor safety tips per CDC:
- Avoid Water – Do not bathe, shower or wash dishes. Lightning can travel through a building’s plumbing.
- Avoid Electronic Equipment – Do not use your computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, stoves or anything connected to an electrical outlet. Lightning can travel through electrical systems, and any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
- Avoid Corded Phones – Corded phones are not safe to use during a thunderstorm. However, it is safe to use cordless or cellular phones during a storm.
- Avoid windows, doors, porches and concrete – Do not lie on concrete floors during a thunderstorm or lean on concrete walls. As mentioned lightening can travel through any metal wires or bars.
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