Lightning Strikes Homes in San Diego Neighborhood?
Although once a rare event, lightning has become a more frequent occurrence. Our local San Diego City, South West team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to storm damage emergencies. Here are some tips for staying safe during a lightning storm from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
If you are caught in an open area, act quickly to find shelter. The most important action is to remove yourself from danger. Crouching or getting low to the ground can reduce your chances of being struck, but it does not remove you from danger.
If you are caught outside with no safe shelter nearby, the following actions might reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
- Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges, or peaks.
- Never lie flat on the ground. Crouch down in a ball-like position with your head tucked and hands over your ears so that you are down low with minimal contact with the ground.
- Immediately get out of and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water
- Stay away from objects that conduct electricity
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