Florida is extremely susceptible to severe thunderstorms. Hurricane can cause severe floods and immense water damage however it is lighting that is the most hazardous, and unlike hurricanes that are associated with a particular season, thunderstorms can occur all year round for the sate of Florida.
Measuring the distance of lightning
Telling how far lighting is away from your location is useful and can provide immediate information on the relative proximity of the storm. The best part is that you don’t need any advanced equipment to do it. Because of light and sound travel at different speeds, you can tell how far away the strike was. When you see the flash of light, start counting the seconds until you hear the thunder. Every five seconds that passes that represents about one mile of distance. So, ten seconds is about two miles away, 15 seconds is approximately three miles away, etc. If you are out and about during a thunderstorm, take shelter as soon as possible.
Staying up to date
There are a lot of ways to stay up to date on the weather information. Weather forecasts, the radio, and checking the weather conditions online can all help you stay ahead of the storm and make any needed preparations so that you and your family can stay safe. It’s also a good idea to have supplies on hand. Flashlights and candles are fantastic lighting alternatives in the event of a power outage. It’s also good to have nonperishable food, bottled water, and a first aid kit.
How should I prepare for a thunderstorm?
First and foremost have a plan and discuss any safety regulations with your loved ones as well as ways to keep your home, property, and business safe.
If you live in (or are traveling to) a particularly hazardous area (like Florida) check the weather forecast often especially before planning events or leaving home for an extended period of time.
Ask your community about whether or not it is equipt to handle severe storms. Some communities have safety programs. Communities that are outfitted to handle severe storms and weather conditions can help save lives. Not only do these communities have the resources available to help and protect their citizens, but oftentimes, they help promote education and awareness of weather hazards.
Taking preventative measures to avoid and protect against hazards is excellent, but sometimes homes and businesses can still be the victim of lightning strikes. If you are looking to get the settlement you deserve call ClaimsPro USA today! We will fight on your behalf so that you can quickly get back of your feet.