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Project Impact Lightning Safety Tips

Before the Storm

  • Learn Lightning Precautionary Procedures
  • Share Information with Household Members
  • Monitor Weather Before Outdoor Activities
  • Have a Professional Install Lightning Rods on Home

During the Storm

  • Stay Indoors
  • Avoid Plumbing Fixtures, Appliances
  • Do Not Use Faucets/Showers
  • In a Car: Try to Stay in Car Until Storm Passes
  • In a Wooded Area: Go To Low Area, Under Low Thick Tree Growth
  • In a Boat: Go Ashore Immediately
  • In an Open Area: Go To a Low Area, Crouch (Do Not Lie Flat)
  • Avoid Steel Reinforces Concrete Buildings; Metal
  • Avoid Hilltops, Beaches, Small Structures in an Open Area, Open Water.
  • If Hair Stands on End (An Indicator that Lightning Will Strike) Drop to Knees, Bend Forward, Put Hands on Knees (Do Not Lie Flat)
  • Do Not Congregate With Other People, Spread Out
  • Do Not Use Phone or Electrical Equipment
  • In a Car: Try to Stay in Car Until Storm Passes
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