Key tips to staying Safe During Thunderstorms
With spring right around the corner and summer rolling in, its true what they say, "April showers bring May flowers", but do you know how to stay safe during pop up thunderstorm season?
In the Midwest when the sirens go off, everyone rushes outside to see where the storm is coming from, or which direction the tornado is forming. In reality what should happen is that at the first sound of thunder, the safest thing to do is move indoors. Being completely covered is important to avoid lightning strikes.
Once inside stay up to date with a weather radio and avoid using excessive electronics connected to electrical outlets to avoid any shock.
It is also best practice to avoid running any water in case of an electrical surge. This would include washing dishes and taking a shower.
A fun fact that most people aren't aware of is that 6 inches of fast-moving water can swipe you off your feet and cause serious harm. It is best to avoid walking through fast moving water and driving through flooded roadways. Water will not think twice about taking you away with the current, which is why you have to think twice for it.
Please remember to make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is always stocked and easily accessible in case of any emergency.