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Lightning Truths and Myths

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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It's important that we know our facts about the weather patterns to prepare for any future emergencies.  Learn the common myths and facts about lightning!

Myth: If it is not raining, then there is no danger from lightning.  
Fact:  Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as 10 miles away from rainfall. 

Myth: Rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car protect you from being struck
Fact: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide no protection from lightning.  The steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.  Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.

Myth: “Heat lightning” occurs after very hot summer days and poses no threat.  
Fact:  “Heat lightning” is a team used to describe lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard.

When disaster strikes your home or business, SERVPRO of Victoria is here to help you.  Give our team a call (361) 573-6000. 

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