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How to Stay Safe in a Thunderstorm

September 2, 2020 6:37 am

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Over the last few weeks, we have had a lot of thunderstorms in the UK. During the warmer summer months, thunderstorms can be quite common, but they can cause chaos – as they brought with them a lot of rain, parts of the country were flooded, as well as many people having power cuts or needing the services of someone like tv aerial repair Gloucester company due to homes being struck by lightning.

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Here are some things that you can do to ensure you stay safe during a storm…

Before a storm hits, you can prepare for it. Make sure that garden furniture is secured, as well as anything else that is likely to be blown about in high winds.

Cancel any outdoor activities that you may have planned, it is safer to stay in your home if you can. If you are not at home, your car is safe but make sure that you do the windows up.

Make sure you have a torch ready in case of power cuts and unplug all of the non-essential electrical items in your home as lightning can cause a power surge.

If you are not able to get indoors and are stuck outside in a storm, find a low-lying area which is not under any poles or trees that may be struck and knocked down.

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If you are outside and feel your skin tingling and your hairs stand up, this means that lightning is about to strike – you should instantly crouch down, put all your weight on the balls of your feet, put your head between your knees and your hands on your head.

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