What to Do During a Lightning Storm
We’ve been having a lot of thunderstorms in the Quad Cities lately, and it’s that time of year again when SERVPRO reminds of you the importance of storm safety, particularly as it relates to lightning. Here are some tips to keep you safe during a thunderstorm:
- It is not safe to be outdoors during a thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, that means get inside and stay put until at least 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder.
- Stay away from anything electrical in your home, as well as plumbing, windows, and doors. Lightning can be conducted through these mediums and reach you.
- If you can’t get indoors, retreat from elevated surfaces, do not stay under trees, and stay away from any object that can conduct electricity.