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Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Round Lake Beach Residents?

6/6/2023 (Permalink)

Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm. We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in Lake County.

Do you know you can be struck by lightning while indoors? Our local Northwest Lake County team responds to storm damage emergencies in Round Lake Beach and offers these tips from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for staying safe during a thunderstorm:

Indoor safety precautions

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.

Lightning strikes may be rare, but they still happen, and the risk of serious injury or death is severe. Take thunderstorms seriously. Learn and follow the above safety rules to keep yourself safe from lightning.

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