We all know that lightning is dangerous, so it only makes sense to understand the different ways of protecting oneself.
When you are outside:
The best thing to do when you are caught outside during a thunderstorm is to squat down on the balls of your feet with as little contact with the ground as possible. Wait for the thunderstorm to pass before moving.
However, looking out for the warning signs, taking appropriate measures and following any lightning safety tip is always in better than being caught in a storm. Watch for an ominously darkening sky, crackling sound on AM radio or hear the weather forecast before venturing out.
When you are inside:
The safest place to be during a thunderstorm is indoors. Most houses and buildings are now protected by Lightning rods that direct the current safely to the ground. Still to ensure maximum lightning safety:
However, these rods do not provide maximum lightning safety. Now, with the development of technology the new lightning ‘safety’ rod can deter the clouds form ‘striking’ altogether.
This technology – the Dissipation Array System (DAS) reduces the electrical fields in a storm, preventing the protected area from experiencing a lightning strike. This proven method since 1971 is now been used to protect residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Patented by LEC, it comes with a ‘No-Strike’ Warranty.
Gathering it all together:
Last but not the least, install a lightning protection system with DAS technology and secure your home and peace of mind.