How to Prepare for a Thunderstorm Headed Your Way in Washingtonville
Many people enjoy thunderstorms because thunder and lightning are amazing to hear and watch! Go indoors to watch a thunderstorm. From thunderstorms can come flooding, fallen power lines, and more. Pay attention to authorities and weather forecasts for information on whether it is safe to go outside and instructions regarding potential flash flooding.
Stay Safe from Flooding
Staying indoors during a thunderstorm is imperative to protect you from flooding disasters. If you are driving during a severe thunderstorm, stop your car! Refuse to drive through flooded roadways. According to Ready.gov, “Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.”
Stay Safe from Lightning
“Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.” Stay indoors and avoid using electronic devices connected to an electrical outlet and running water.
SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the expertise and resources to assist you after a storm. For immediate assistance give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!