During a storm, it’s important to prioritize your safety by following some electrical safety tips. First, stay indoors and avoid going out in the rain. Turn off all electrical appliances, devices, and lights, and unplug them to prevent electrical fires and protect against power surges.
Stay away from windows and doors, which can be dangerous during a storm as they can break or be damaged by strong winds. Additionally, avoid using corded phones as lightning can travel through phone lines.
Electrical cords and appliances should also be kept away during a storm, as lightning can strike anywhere and electrical currents can travel through wires and cords. Instead, opt for battery-powered devices if you need to use them during a storm.
Do not touch electrical equipment, such as circuit breakers or fuse boxes during a storm. If you need to turn off power, use a wooden or plastic object to do so. If you see a downed power line, stay away from it and call your local utility company immediately.
Finally, wait for at least 30 minutes after a storm has passed before going outside to allow any potential electrical hazards to be cleared away. Remember, safety first!