It is currently hurricane season in Charleston, South Carolina, which means thunderstorms and lighting. Although most lightning strikes are harmless, everyone should be aware of the damage they can cause.
When thunder roars, Go Indoors!
When a thunderstorm is approaching, it is important to seek shelter as soon as possible to stay safe. According to Accuweather.com, “a sturdy and enclosed building or a car is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm.”
- Evacuate your home immediately, if you see fire or smoke and call 911
- Call your local fire department and if possible have them check for hot spots in your wall with thermal imaging equipment
- Make sure all smoke detectors are powered and operating properly
- If needed, have a licensed electrician check the wiring in your home
Thanks to the National Weather Service, you can learn even more about lightning safety HERE!