Why you shouldn’t take a shower during a lightning storm

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Most people know that the best place that they can be in case of a thunderstorm is inside the house but many do not realize that you can still get struck by lightning inside if you don’t take a few precautions.

Taking a shower or bath is probably almost as dangerous as standing outside. The reason? The pipes that run through  your house can provide a conduit for electricity if the house is struck. Standing in water if and when that electricity comes down the pipes makes you even more vulnerable.

Your phone lines can provide a conduit for lightning as well so make sure you stay off corded phones. If you must talk on the phone use a cordless or a cell phone.

Finally, your electric wiring can provide a conduit as well so if you have to work on your laptop make sure it isn’t plugged in. Stay away from appliances too.

 

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