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Lightning Safety Week – Avoid the Lightning Threat

Have a lightning safety plan – Know where you’ll go for safety and how much time it will take to get there. Make sure your plan allows enough time to reach safety.

Postpone activities – Before going outdoors, check the forecast for thunderstorms. Consider postponing activities to avoid being caught in a dangerous situation.

Monitor the weather – Look for signs of a developing thunderstorm such as darkening skies, flashes of lightning or increasing wind.

Get to a safe place – If you hear thunder, even a distant rumble, immediately move to a safe place. Fully enclosed buildings with wiring and plumbing provide the best protection. Sheds, picnic shelters, tents or covered porches do NOT protect you from lightning. If a sturdy building is not nearby, get into a hard-topped metal vehicle and close all the windows. Stay inside until  30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.

If you hear thunder, don’t use a corded phone except in an emergency – Cordless phones and cell phones are
safe to use.

Keep away from electrical equipment and wiring

Water pipes conduct electricity

Don’t take a bath or shower or use other plumbing during a storm

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Contact me for any questions you may have regarding your insurance

 Mike Spicer / 714-255-5650 / mike@allcountyins.com

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