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Lightning Safety Tips for South Beach?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning bolts appear in the night sky. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Miami Beach.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach restores storm damage every year in South Beach. The Miami-Dade County website offers this helpful information to keep people safe from lightning strikes:

  • The safest location during lightning activity is a fully enclosed building with a roof, walls, and floor. Picnic shelters, covered patios, and other partially enclosed structures are NOT safe.
  • If you don’t have access to a safe building, your next choice should be a completely enclosed vehicle, such as a car, truck, van, or bus. Convertibles or other soft-top cars are NOT safe.
  • There is NO safe place to be outdoors during a thunderstorm with lightning, but if you absolutely can’t get to a safe building or vehicle, here are some last resort tips:
    • Do not seek shelter under trees. They might help you stay dry, but they will significantly increase your chances of being struck by lightning.
    • Do not seek shelter under partially enclosed buildings
    • Stay away from metal objects such as fences and tall, isolated objects like poles since lightning typically strikes the tallest object
    • If you are in an open field or clearing, the tallest object might be you! In that case, do not lie down, but crouch down with knees bent and feet together.

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