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Electrical Storms Can Be Deadly
It only takes one strike of lightning to change a person’s life forever. Lightning causes serious injuries and death. Unfortunately, lightning can be unpredictable. It does not have to be raining for lightning to strike, and you can be injured even if you are inside.
Lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance. It is best to plan ahead so you do not get caught outside in a storm. However, if you cannot take shelter in a building.
Safe Electricity has the following tips to prevent lightning accidents:
Even indoors, you must take lightning safety precautions. If lightning strikes your home, it can travel through electronics. It is safest to stay away from electronics and outlets during storms.