Equipment Protection

Protect Your Property

If possible, unplug All electronic equipment before the storm arrives. Avoid contact with electrical equipment and cords during storms. Lightning generates electric surges that can damage electronic equipment some distance from the actual strike. Typical surge protectors will not protect equipment from a lightning strike.

Do not unplug equipment during a thunderstorm as there is a risk you could be struck.

Some Indoor Safety Tips

Stay off wired appliance or device. You can use cellular or cordless phones. Do not use a cell phone connected to a car or home charger Don’t touch electrical equipment or cords or any electronics that are charging. Stay away from power points Avoid plumbing pipes, do not wash your hands, take a bath/shower or clean dishes. Stay away from windows and doors. Do not stand on area with excessive moisture.

How Lightning Enters a Structure

There are three main ways lightning enters structures: a direct strike, through wires or pipes that extend outside the structure, and through the ground. Once in a structure, lightning can travel through the electrical, phone, plumbing, and radio/television reception systems. Lightning can also travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.