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Lightning and Thunderstorm Safety in Boulder, CO

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

storm damage in boulder CO on a commercial business property A storm surrounding an office building in Boulder, Colorado.

When a lightning or thunderstorm occurs, the public should generally try to stay inside of a safe area or building, rather than venturing out.  SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to share the following safety tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm while inside of a commercial building:

  • Unplug appliances if possible.
  • Pay attention to all alerts and warnings, as a thunderstorm can develop into a tornado if powerful enough.
  • Avoid running water since electricity can travel through plumbing.
  • Stay away from all windows, especially during a lightning storm.  

Although weather can be predicted, it can also change in an instant without much warning. If a thunderstorm does happen to turn into a tornado  in Boulder, consider the following tips:

  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck in the event of flying debris or shattered windows.
  • Do not leave the safe area until the local alerting system says it is safe to do so.
  • If the commercial building has a basement or storm cellar, head there immediately.

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is here to help. Our trained team members will show up ready to  begin the cleanup and restoration process after a storm. If you experience water damage, fire damage, or mold damage from a storm, we are here to make it "Like it never even happened." Call (303)494-2000 for assistance. 

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