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How to stay safe on streets during sudden storms?

Here is what you should do if you get stuck in a storm with lightning, strong winds, and rain

Update : 26 May 2024, 08:40 PM

If you find yourself suddenly caught in a storm while on the road, it is essential to stay calm and take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

Cyclone Remal has already caused heavy showers in some areas, and coastal regions are particularly vulnerable to tidal surges.

Here is what you should do if you get stuck in a storm with lightning, strong winds, and rain.

Stay calm and find shelter

Do not attempt to run or return home during the storm. Instead, find a safe place to wait until the storm passes.

Avoid unsafe structures

Do not stand under broken or under-construction buildings, as these structures are at risk of collapsing or having heavy objects fall from them.

Avoid standing next to old walls, which may also collapse during a storm.

Stay away from large trees

Large trees can be uprooted during storms and may also attract lightning, posing a risk of electric shock. Stay clear of large trees to avoid these dangers.

Avoid driving

If possible, do not drive during the storm. Park your car in a safe location and seek shelter outside the vehicle.

If you cannot leave your car, lock the doors and windows. This will help protect you from electric shocks.

Watch for power lines

Be vigilant for fallen power lines, as storms often cause them to break. Avoid contact with any downed power lines and report them to authorities.

Avoid metal structures

Do not take shelter under canopies or structures made of metal, as they can become dangerous during a storm.

Stay away from water bodies

Do not stay in or near ponds, canals, rivers, or similar bodies of water. Lightning strikes can electrify the entire water body, posing a severe risk of electrocution.

By following these precautions, you can increase your chances of staying safe during a storm. Always prioritize your safety and wait for the storm to pass before continuing your journey.

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