Just about any time of the year is thunderstorm season in Texas. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Severe Storms Lab, Texas has more thunderstorms than just about any other state and is also one of the most frequent places for lightning strikes in the world.
If you are at home during a thunderstorm, you should:
- Close window blinds and shades to prevent glass from shattering into your home due to large hail or blown objects
- Avoid using electrical appliances and land line phones
- Avoid taking a bath or shower, or any running water, since metal plumbing can conduct electricity
If you are outside during a thunderstorm, you should:
- Stay away from water since water is an excellent conductor of electricity
- Find shelter immediately in an enclosed structure. If there are none nearby, get into your vehicle and shut the doors and windows
- Never stand under a large tree in the open
- Stay away from anything made of metal
- If no shelter is available, go to a low-lying open place away from trees, poles or metal objects. Squat low (do not lie down) and cover your head
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