Each year the USA experiences over 100,000 thunderstorms, and while the most significant threat extends from Minnesota to Texas, every state can be at risk with little to no warning. To protect yourself, your family, and your home from the dangers of a thunderstorm, you can consider these safety tips:
- Avoid contact with water during a thunderstorm. Don´t 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. 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.
- Avoid concrete floors and walls. Don´t lie on concrete floors during a thunderstorm. Also, avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
- Stay away from windows, skylights, and doors.
- If you have advanced notice of a storm, consider turning off circuit breakers to avoid power surges that may occur from a lightning strike.
We have the necessary equipment to help you. If you find any alert caused by this storm, do not hesitate to call us, and we will come with all our specialized team to put ourselves at your service.