I love to take showers during a storm because we have a huge
Picture window facing the North West! My shower has rope lights around the ceiling
and it is just the coolest thing to see lightning cross across the sky and hear the thunder!

But How Dumb am I? I never thought of this till just recently!!

Lightening can strike your house and it can travel through the metal pipes, wiring, or the gutters,
and it can travel through the reinforcing steel in the concrete.

So during a Storm, Heed the Warning Stay Inside and away from your shower!!

The National Weather Service also agrees!

A safe shelter is a building with electricity and/or plumbing or a metal-topped vehicle with windows closed.
Picnic shelters, dugouts, small buildings without plumbing or electricity are not safe.
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.

    • Stay off corded phones. You can use cellular or cordless phones.
    • Don’t touch electrical equipment such as computers, TVs, or cords. You can use remote controls safety.
    • Avoid plumbing. Do not wash your hands, take a shower or wash dishes.
    • Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
    • Protect your pets: Dog houses are not safe shelters. Dogs that are chained to trees or on metal runners are particularly vulnerable to lightning strikes.
  • Protect your property: 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.

Stay Informed and Protect Your Family!

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