Though not thought of often, lighting is a significant cause of death, and compared to other weather-related deaths, it is among the top reasons.
According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration statistics, lighting deaths sum up to an average of 51 every year, which is a significant number.
Because of this number, it is understandable if you get scared every time you see flashes and thunder. But with everything in order, you will have no reason to be scared.
Besides the common measures like staying indoors, avoiding isolated trees, and so on, there are other precautions too that can guarantee safety, especially when you are inside your house. They include:
- Avoiding computers, corded phones, and other electrical devices
Electricity and lighting never go together, which is why you should always keep off any electrical device that may put you into any contact with electricity.
- Keeping off water
Water is another lethal combination with lightning, and you should avoid it at all costs, whether you are indoors or outdoors.
Lighting can travel through water so easily, so during a thunderstorm, do not engage in activities such as washing dishes, bathing, or any other thing that puts you in contact with water.
- Avoid metallic equipment
Another conductor of lightning charges is metals, so avoid any metallic thing.
- Keep off your windows and doors
First off, most windows are made of metal, which is a good conductor of electricity. Standing by and touching the window or door puts you at the risk of a lightning strike.
Secondly, a lightning strike can break the glass on your window, leading to cuts or even more severe damages.
- Keep off the concrete floor
Concrete on its own is not a danger. But most concrete floors and walls also have metal bars or wires, which can conduct electricity and enable a lighting strike.
So there it is; top 5 critical precautions to keep. To be even safer, you also need to make your home lighting-free, and that you do by having an expert install a lightning protection system in your home.
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