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Can You Shower During a Thunderstorm?

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- By Russell Jones

We have all heard the stories from our grandparents (when the thunder roars, go indoors!) and thought maybe it’s an urban myth? Well, it’s not. So, think again if you are thinking about taking a shower.

Can You Shower During a Thunderstorm?

During a thunderstorm, it is highly risky to take a shower or do any other activities that involve water indoors.

What to Avoid During a Thunderstorm?

The shower and bathtub are the top culprits, followed by your sinks, washing machine, dryer, and finally, your dishwasher.

What Else Should I Avoid?

Anything plugged into an internal receptacle or connected to an outside wire or pipe could become energized with large amounts of electricity.

What About Outside?

Stay away from windows, stay off your porch or balcony and bring those pets inside. Don't lie down on concrete or lean against it either!

And If I'm Not Home?

Seek appropriate shelter immediately in what’s considered a safe shelter.  Also, do not lie on the ground or seek shelter under a tree.

The Facts about Lightning!

Lightning kills 20 or more people in the US annually, and hundreds more sustain severe injuries. Lightning safety should be part of your everyday routine.

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