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Avoiding Water and Pipes in your Home During a Storm

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Avoiding Water and Pipes in your Home During a Storm


People on or in or near water are among those most at risk for lighting strikes during thunderstorms, both inside and outside the home. Water is a good conductor of electricity, and many homes have metal pipes (themselves fantastic conductors ). Not only can lightning striking your home travel through your pipes but lightning can travel stealthily into your home through shared pipelines that have sustained strikes some distance away from your home. Do not take a bath or shower, wash your hands, do laundry, use an ice maker, or otherwise use running water when there is lightning danger in the area.

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Source: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/

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