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Lightning in the Skies Above Golden?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning strikes fill the night sky in Colorado. We are leaders in storm damage restoration in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County has reported 38 injuries from lightning strikes since 1980. Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen teams have the training, equipment, and experience to restore storm damage quickly and efficiently in Golden.

Here are some helpful facts and tips from the National Weather Service:

Lightning Quick Facts

  • Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly if it is a tall, isolated object
  • Most lightning victims are in open areas or near a tree
  • Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times each year
  • Lightning can heat its path through the air to five times hotter than the surface of the sun

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

Nowhere outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. Run to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark threatening clouds developing overhead. Stay inside until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.

  • Stop all activities
  • Seek shelter in a substantial building or a hard-topped vehicle
  • Wait thirty minutes after the storm to resume activities
  • Stay off corded phones. You can use cellular or cordless phones.
  • Don’t touch electrical equipment or cords
  • Avoid plumbing. Do not wash your hands, take a shower or wash dishes
  • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches
  • Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls

Call Us Today!

Our local Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team can help when your Golden home or business has storm damage. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

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