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Shocking Facts About Lightning

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities

Here Are a Few Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk of being struck. 

Be Aware
Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities. If it calls for thunderstroms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available.

Go Indoors
Remember the phrase, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up.

Avoid Windows, Doors, Porches and Concrete
Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.

Avoid Water
Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorms because lightning can travel through a building’s plumbing.

Avoid Electronic Equipment
Do not use computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, stoves, or anything connected to an electrical outlet. Lightning can travel through electrical systems, and radio and television reception systems. Equip homes and offices with whole-house surge protectors to protect appliances

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