Warnings of actions that people should avoid during heavy rain and thunderstorms

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Command of Civil Defense, have identified actions that individuals should avoid outside the home during heavy rain, thunderstorms and floods.

The National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, and the Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Command of Civil Defense, have identified actions that individuals should avoid outside the home during heavy rain, thunderstorms and floods, including using the telephone or radio in open areas, and avoiding touching metals, electrical appliances and phones, Do not use taps or any water connected to the plumbing system, as thunder can strike wires and pipes.

Police reports indicate that a number of people have been injured during the past years, as a result of an electric shock caused by lightning, while the opinions of specialists indicate that the clouds are loaded with a high electric charge, which may reach 50 thousand amperes, and the use of the mobile phone in an open place is one of the means of attracting Lightning strikes, due to the electromagnetic waves emitted by the phone.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority called, within its guide to dealing with emergency situations, to avoid behavior during heavy rains, thunderstorms and floods, the most important of which is to avoid standing under tall and single trees, electricity and communication poles, and not to use mobile phones except when absolutely necessary, especially during the occurrence of Thunderstorms, and that the use of the landline phone is for emergency if you are in an open place, and note that the use of mobile or wireless phones is safe indoors and should not be used outside.

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