You don't want to be at a lack of knowledge when a thurder storm hits. It is very important to be cautious when there’s bad weather outside. Overtime, you’ll hear many myths and truths about people that are struck by lightning. According to the National Weather Service “NOAA” in 2015 alone, 16 people lost their lives after being hit by lightning.
Prevention is very important, so read on below to see how you could protect yourself and loved ones during a thunderstorm.
5. You're safer indoors.
If you happen to be caught in the middle of the street, find a safe place to go into, like a gas station. Never under a tree!
4. Not the time to nail the perfect blow out.
Doing your hair while there is a storm going on is not a good idea at all. Blow dryers, flat irons, and curling wands should be off limits!
3. If ever there was an excuse to not wash dishes.
I’m a neat freak, yet there are things that I would never do while it's thundering outside. Most sink pipes have connections that start on the outside and end on the inside of the house. If lightning were to struck any of the pipes outside, the energy would travel and the rest is history.
2. Probably don't want to tap into your nostalgia by using a landline.
Unless it’s a real emergency, don’t make any phone calls. Sometimes everything could just wait! Realize that life is more important than a two minute conversation.
1. You don't want to play ding dong ditch.
During a storm, knock on the door instead of using the doorbell. What happens is that the lightning's electricity could travel through the wires and eventually shock you!
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