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What to do if you are Stuck Outside in a Thunderstorm

September 2, 2020 2:31 pm

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Thunderstorms are a common part of the British summer, but they still often cause harm and disruption, as they are often accompanied by torrential rain and high winds as well as the thunder and lightning.

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From localised flash flooding, and lightening strikes requiring the help of a tv aerial repair Gloucester company, thunderstorms can cause a lot of problems. It is best to be well prepared for a storm, but if you are caught outside in one, there are a few things that you can do to limit your chances of any harm coming to you…

If you are in your car, do the windows up and find somewhere safe to park which isn’t likely to be flooded. Do try to keep up to date with local traffic and weather reports which will let you know of any road closures and weather conditions in your area.

If you are out in the open and not able to get indoors, find some low-lying ground. Don’t stand underneath any trees as these could fall on you if they are hit by lightning or blown over by high winds.

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If you feel a tingling sensation and your hairs starts to stand on end, it means that lightening is about to strike. Get into a crouching position, on the balls of your feet but with your heels touching, put your head down by your knees and your hands to the sides of your head, over your ears. This should make the effect of a lightning strike as harmless as possible.

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