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Storm Damage Safety

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Storms such as hurricanes or tropical storms can be very dangerous and very frightening. SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly wants you to be safe and aware of everything you can do to prevent more danger. 

Safety precautions indoors

  • Avoid water during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through plumbing.
  • Avoid electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical systems and radio and television reception systems.
  • Avoid corded phones. ...
  • Avoid concrete floors and walls.

Review your emergency plan with your family and support staff and post the written plan on an easily accessible bulletin board.

  • Stay inside during thunderstorms and blizzards.
  • Use flashlights instead of candles.
  • Call the power company right away.
  • Unplug as many big appliances as possible.

Protecting yourself

  • Avoid using corded phones and electronics such as computers or power tools. ...
  • Don't use your cell phone during a thunderstorm.
  • Don't wash your hands, shower, wash dishes or do laundry. ...
  • High winds and hail can shatter glass, so stay away from windows, skylights and doors.

Lightning 30/30 rule: If it takes less... Lightning 30/30 rule: If it takes less than 30 seconds to hear thunder after seeing the flash, lightning is near enough to pose a threat; after the storm ends, wait 30 minutes before resuming outdoor activities.

Those are just some simple tips and knowledge to keep you safe as possible. 

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