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12 Things not to do during heavy rain and wind

12 Things not to do during heavy rain and wind

It is important to be prepared for any situation. Try to stay safe at home without making these mistakes when the weather is bad.

01.Avoid using falling water

Anything you do while bathing, showering, washing dishes, or using falling water can be dangerous. Some pipes are made of metals such as steel or copper. As a result, they may be Charging of electricity. Some heavy metal particles in tap water can cause electricity to leak through the water. Therefore, it is best not to touch the water.

02.Do not touch concrete pillars or forms

It would be better not to touch the concrete pillars, lean on them, or lie on the concrete floor. Metal poles, including walls and poles, may be electrically conductive. It is also inappropriate to place bottles filled with water on the ground like this. Plastics can mix with water by absorbing various odors and even chemicals on the concrete floor. Then they may become unfit to drink.

03.Do not try to light candles

The reason is that candles can even catch fire. It can also be difficult to bring in a security force in the event of a severe storm. So it is better not to do things that could cause such accidents. You can use a flashlight instead of a candle. You get good lighting and you can be safe.

04.Do not try to hide on the ground floor

It is said that being on the ground floor of a house is not safe in the event of a storm or flood. If there are no windows or doors in the basement, it can quickly sink. If the water level rises, you may not be able to escape.

05.Generators should not be activated

Electrical devices can be activated using a mobile generator when there is no electricity, but it is important not to do so during storms. This is because carbon monoxide is emitted from the generator. The toxins can cause headaches, dizziness, malaise, and even vomiting. Never operate a generator, especially in an enclosed space (home, garage, or basement).

06.Do not stand by the window!

Storm winds can cause windows to shatter, breaking or collapsing.

07.Do not open windows

Opening windows during a storm can damage your home. The most dangerous thing is that a large wind blows in through the window and into the house, allowing even the roof of the house to escape.

08.Do not connect plugs to laptops or other electrical devices

It’s inappropriate to use a laptop while charging. A high voltage current can infect not only your computer but you as well. Staying away from doors and windows can help prevent electrical accidents if you use a laptop.

09.Do not touch any metal or electronic material

Touching electrical electronics in the home can be dangerous, as it can cause accidents such as electric shocks. Wired phones, televisions, computer cables, and metal doors can be dangerous to touch in bad weather. Removing electrical appliances from plugs in advance is good for your safety.

10.Do not lock the door

An automatic door lock is not a good idea. This is because if the power goes out, you may get stuck in it (especially the garage doors). Do not lock the doors so much that they can be easily opened, making it easier to leave the house and move to a safer place in case of an emergency.

11.Pay close attention to weather information

Being aware of the latest developments will be important for your safety.

12.If you are caught in a storm outside your home, avoid mountainous areas and open areas as much as possible

Do not go to the mountains to find shelter. Lightning strikes highlands. Avoid metal objects, such as umbrellas, as lightning can strike. Try to hide by going to a lower area or a pit-like place.

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