Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Newberry Springs Residents?
Our local Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams restore storm damage in Newberry Springs every year. Thunderstorms can occur, bringing lightning and rain. Lightning can also strike people inside of homes. Here are some lightning safety tips for staying safe indoors during a lightning strike from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Being indoors does not automatically protect you from lightning. In fact, about one-third of lightning-strike injuries occur indoors. Here are some tips to keep safe and reduce your risk of being struck by lightning while indoors.
- Avoid contact with water during a thunderstorm. Do NOT bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through plumbing.
- Avoid using electronic equipment of all types. Do NOT use anything connected to an electrical outlet, such as computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, or stoves. Lightning can travel through electrical systems and radio and television reception systems.
- Avoid using corded phones. Corded phones are NOT safe to use during a thunderstorm. However, cordless or cellular phones are safe to use during a storm.
- Do NOT lie on concrete floors or lean on concrete walls during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
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