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  • Staying Safe During A Thunderstorm! Yeah…We’re Talking About You Sandy

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    Hurricane Sandy will make her presence tonight, and forecasters are saying Tuesday will be the most severe day of high winds, thunder, lighting, and a ton of rain. Stay safe Cleveland by taking these safety precautions!

    Play it Safe—Go Inside

    If you hear a thunderstorm coming, stop and go inside. No one can predict exactly how fast a storm will approach and where lightning will strike. It’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to family safety!

    And remember the 30/30 rule. If you can’t count to 30 between the sound of thunder and the flash of lightning, you are not at a safe distance. Keep your family inside for at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap is heard.

    Your Car is Second Choice

    Your best option for family safety in a thunderstorm is in a home or indoor shelter. But if that is not an option, your car is safer than being outside. Pull over and stay away from tall, isolated trees and buildings or large open areas. Instead, aim for a low-lying area next to small brush.

    Take Indoor Precautions

    Close your windows, blinds, curtains, and shutters. Unplug electrical appliances (including your computer), and do not let your family shower or bathe. Lightning can be conducted through metal plumbing pipes. The same goes for not touching anything electrical while you are wet or in contact with water, too.

    If danger is imminent, take your family to an interior room, storm cellar, or basement. Stay away from doors, windows, and outside walls. Or, get under a table and protect your head and neck with your arms.

    Read more at Prepare Well

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