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Lightning Strike Reaches Residents Inside of Murrieta Home?

6/20/2023 (Permalink)

Lightning lights up the evening sky during a thunderstorm. We restore storm damage “Like it never even happened” in Riverside County.

Our local Murrieta team is a trusted leader in storm damage restoration services in Murrieta. Do you know that lightning can strike inside a home or building? According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of lightning strikes occur indoors. Here are some CDC tips for reducing your risk of being struck by lightning while indoors:

Avoid Water

Do NOT bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a building’s plumbing. It is best to avoid any contact with plumbing and running water during a lightning storm to reduce your risk of being struck.

Do Not Touch Electrical Equipment

Do NOT use anything connected to an electrical outlet, such as computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, or stoves. Lightning can travel through electrical systems, radio and television reception systems, and any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.

Avoid Windows, Doors, Porches, and Concrete

Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. Do NOT lie on concrete floors or lean on concrete walls during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.

Don’t Use Corded Phones

Corded phones are NOT safe to use during a thunderstorm. Do NOT use them.

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When your Murrieta home or business has storm damage, our local Murrieta team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

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