Summer Storms: Thunder & Lightning

June 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM | Posted in Safety Tips | Leave a comment
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Lightning can cause quite a bit of property damage, as well as bodily injury.  The best action for protection is to head indoors or to the nearest shelter when a storm is approaching.  The following tips may further protect yourself and your property from thunder and lightning storm damage:

  • Remove dead tree branches that could fall on your home or vehicle before a storm
  • Unplug all appliances and electronic equipment to prevent power surges
  • Stay off the telephone and avoid using electrical devices
  • Avoid areas near open high ground and single standing large trees
  • Close and stay away from open windows and doors
  • Stay away from metal objects such as pipes or faucets
  • Avoid water – swimming pools, lakes and rivers, beaches & boats
  • When you minimize your contact with the ground, you will minimize potential injury (If you feel your hair stand on end during a storm, this sensation could mean electrical charges are already running through you from the ground toward an electrically charged cloud)
  • If you are driving and get caught in a downpour, put on your flashers, pull safely off to the roadside until the rain subsides
  • If you are in an area that is prone to lightning strikes, you may want to consider installing a whole house surge protection system or a lightning protection system

June 24th through the 30th is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. For more details visit:

This is a great time to learn exactly how to protect you and your family in the event of a severe storm.

If you have any questions about how your home or auto insurance protects your property from storm damage, call Protector Group at 888-850-9400 and we would be happy to review your coverage with you.


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