Why you can't take a shower and wash dishes during a thunderstormPictolic
Do you know the security measures during a thunderstorm? It turns out that for lightning, our house is not a fortress at all! We list what dangers lie in wait for us in the house during a thunderstorm…
The house is one of the safest places where you can take shelter during a thunderstorm. But even here it is necessary to take security measures. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States has published a list of things that should never be done if thunder rumbles and lightning flashes outside the window:
All of the above has something in common: it is all connected with water or electricity.
For the sad consequences of lightning, it is not even necessary to get straight into the building. It can strike a few meters away from him, where the communications pass. If you hear thunder, it means that lightning is already close. This should be a signal to move as far away from plumbing and electricity as possible.
You can use all the devices again at least 30 minutes after the end of the thunderstorm.
In July 2017, 17-year-old American Vera Mobley was washing dishes at her workplace in a cafe when a thunderstorm began. When she had the last plate left, she dipped her hands into the water and at the same moment saw a bright flash of light and lost consciousness. The lightning hit the building directly and hit her through the water tap. There was a hole in Vera's shoes, a severe burn on her foot, but fortunately she survived.