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Activity Discussion Environment Disaster Management Reply To: Disaster Management

  • Bismita

    June 17, 2023 at 7:56 pm
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    Precautions to be taken during lightning and thunderstorms


    Cut down or trim trees that may be in

    danger of falling on your home.

    • An important lightning safety guide is

    the 30-30 rule. After you see lightning,

    start counting to 30. If you hear thunder

    before you reach 30, go indoors. Suspend

    activities for at least 30 minutes after the

    last clap of thunder.

    • Always keep the earthing working to avoid

    damage to electrical equipment.

    • Consider buying surge protectors,

    lightning rods, or a lightning protection

    system to protect your home, appliances,

    and electronic devices.


    (A) If Indoors

    • Unplug all electrical equipment before the

    storm arrives. Don’t use corded telephones,

    electrical devices, chargers, etc.

    • Stay away from windows and doors; stay

    off verandas.

    • Don’t touch plumbing and metal pipes. Do

    not use running water.

    (B) If Outdoors

    • Get inside a house/building. Stay away

    from structures with tin roofs/metal


    • If caught under the open sky, crouch. Don’t

    lie down or place your hands on the ground.

    • Don’t take shelter near/under trees. Spread

    out; don’t stand in a crowd. Stay clear owater bodies.

    • If you are outside, seek refuge in a car

    or grounded building when lightning or

    thunder begins.

    • Stay put if you are inside a car/bus/covered


    • Don’t use metallic objects; stay away from

    power/telephone lines.

    • Get out of water – pools, lakes, small boats

    on water bodies.

    • Avoid hilltops, open fields and beaches. After

    • Watch out for fallen power lines and trees.

    Report them immediately.

    Treating the affected

    • Administer CPR (Cardio Pulmonary

    Resuscitation), if needed.

    • Seek medical attention immediately.

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