Lightning Facts and Tips
Each year, lightning causes dozens of deaths, thousands of fires and billions of dollars in property damage. Most lightning deaths and injuries in the United States occur during the summer months when lightning strikes are more frequent and outdoor activities are at their peak. Lightning can occur year-round, however, so when enjoying outdoor activities it's important to pay attention to the weather and take appropriate actions when thunderstorms are approaching.
- Be aware
- Go indoors
- Crouch close to the ground. If you are caught in an open area.
- Avoid water
- Avoid electronic equipment
- Avoid windows, doors, porches, and concrete
You may not realize it but even a minor flood can cause serious property damage within a matter of minutes. While your chances of being struck by lightning are rare, it does happen. To help you stay safe, you need to take steps to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property against one of nature's most dangerous occurrences. Keeping these tips in mind may help to keep you safer during a lightning storm.
For additional information on Thunderstorms & Lightning check out NJ Office of Emergency Management.
If you have storm or flood damage, call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at (609)894-8555.