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Lightning Safety Tips for Sleepy Hollow Residents?

2/13/2024 (Permalink)

Lightning lights up the night sky. We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in San Bernardino County.

Our local Chino/Chino Hills team wants everyone in Sleepy Hollow to stay safe during a lightning storm. If you find yourself outdoors when lightning strikes, it's crucial to prioritize your safety. Here are some tips to stay safe:

Seek Shelter: The safest place during a lightning storm is indoors. Find a substantial, fully enclosed building, such as a house, school, or shopping center.

Avoid Water: Stay away from bodies of water, including lakes, pools, and rivers. Lightning can strike the surface and travel through water.

Stay Away from Tall Objects: Lightning is likelier to strike tall objects like trees, flagpoles, and telephone poles. Stay clear of them.

Don't Take Shelter Under Isolated Trees: Contrary to popular belief, standing under a single tree is unsafe during a lightning storm. Instead, it increases your risk.

Avoid Metal Objects: Lightning can conduct through metal, so steer clear of fences, bicycles, golf clubs, and other metal objects.

Stay Low: If you can't find shelter, crouch down on the balls of your feet with your heels touching. This reduces your contact with the ground.

Stay Informed: Check weather forecasts before heading outdoors, and have a weather app or a portable weather radio with you to stay updated on changing conditions.

Wait It Out: Wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder before resuming outdoor activities.

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When your home or commercial business in Sleepy Hollow is damaged during a storm, our Chino/Chino Hills team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 909-548-3191.

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