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Safety tips for electrical storms

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

30/30 rule

Storm season is coming. here are a few safety precautions to take this summer when being outdoors:

Lightning does not strike in the same place twice.
If you do get stuck in a lightning storm do not take shelter under a tree.
A good place to take shelter would be in your car. A car acts as a Faraday cage. Just make sure to close your windows.
Make sure to unplug your electronics. Or have them plugged into good quality serge protectors.
Other places to seek shelter would be Low ground trenches and ditches or you can find shelter in clumps of bushes or trees of uniform height.
Best bet is to avoid trees, open fields, high ground, and water!
Yes it’s true!! Counting between the lighten and thunder does tell you how far away the storm is!!
Do not talk on a hardwired telephone during a storm. Best bet would be a cell phone or cordless phone.
Odd fact: do not lie or rest on concrete floors or walls.
Stay away from widows and doors.
Avoid plumbing. So no showers or washing hands.
And don’t forget your 4 legged friends. Make sure they are indoors with you and not roaming around or chained to a tree.

Follow these simple steps this summer and you should remain safe from an electrical storm! Happy storm watching!

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