Today we are discussing the dangers with thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are dangerous because they include lightning, high winds, heavy rain that can cause flash floods, and tornadoes. A severe thunderstorm is a thunderstorm that contains large hail, one inch in diameter or larger, and/or damaging straight-line winds of 58 mph or greater. So what should we do to protect ourselves in the event of a thunderstorm?
- At work in the office-Stay indoors and if at all possible stay away from windows
- At work in the field-Move indoors if possible, or seek shelter in a vehicle
- Remember lighting can strike from 10 miles away
- Driving-Do not drive into the thunderstorm
- At Home-Stay indoors and move to the lowest level of the house away from windows
- Outdoor/Recreational-Get indoors if possible, or seek shelter in a vehicle
- Do not use metal objects such as golf clubs, metal bats, or fishing rods
Being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of a thunderstorm will keep you and your family protected when severe weather strikes.
For more information about how IFS helps keep their employees safe even after they go home, call us today at 636-680-2100 and ask for Mike Schwaller.