Lightning is a common meteorological hazard in Canada. According to the Environment and Climate Change Canada, lightning strikes kill up to 10 people, seriously injure up to 164 people, and ignite about 4,000 forest fires each year in Canada. So when a thunderstorm occurs, it’s important to find shelter immediately and exercise caution. Here the tips to stay safe from lightning indoors and outdoors:
Lightning Safety Indoors
Lightning Safety Outdoors – those who get caught outside and can’t find an enclosed shelter should:
Of course, lightning is not the only danger to be aware of during thunderstorms. When a storm occurs, homes and properties are under risk of flooding, especially in early spring. Here are tips to protect homes from spring thaw flooding. Children may get frightened by the sound of thunder, so here are tips to calm children during thunderstorms.
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