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Tips on What to do During a Thunderstorm!

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

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Here are some tips on what to do before, during and after a thunderstorm when it comes to lightning protection. 

Before a Thunderstorm 

Limit electric contact in and around your home by: 

  • Remove dead tree branches near your house which could ignite and cause a fire if struck by lightning. 
  • Unplug all appliances before the storm hits to prevent power surges. 
  • Close all blinds and shades. 

During a Thunderstorm 

Once a storm has started, there are additional safety measures to take. 

  • Stay away from windows. 
  • Avoid phone use - telephone lines can conduct electricity. 
  • Stay away from faucets, sinks and bathtubs. 
  • Stay away from water if you're stuck outside. Get inside or in a car. 
  • Keep the windows shut if you're in a car. Pull to the side of the road to wait until the heavy rain subsides. Keep away from trees that could fall on your car. 
  • Find a place outside that is unlikely to flood, if you can't find shelter. Avoid tall structures such as towers, trees, fences, telephone lines and power lines. 

After a thunderstorm

Lightning can strike your home or other areas of your property. If you have storm damaged, call SERVPRO of Norcross and Duluth at 770-858-5000.

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