The best way to avoid lightning, flash floods, and other dangerous conditions during monsoon is by not being in danger in the first place. Gain reliable weather information in advance and plan your days accordingly.
Make sure you have a family emergency supply kit ready for severe weather conditions. The emergency supply kit should contain essential items such as food, medicines and water to sustain your family for up to three days in the event that electric power, gas and water services may be affected in extreme scenarios.
On days when you can hear thunder, remember that you are close enough to be struck by lightning. There is no place outside that is safe from a lightning strike, so try and get indoors as soon as possible. Never touch wiring during a thunderstorm and also its too late to unplug electronics if you can hear thunder. Wait to use geysers, showers, tubs, and toilets. Unplug expensive electronics including TV, home entertainment, computers and modem lines. Stop playing video games connected to the TV or with your phone on charge mode.
In case of a power failure, turn off electric appliances that were on before the power was lost. If the power is out for less than two hours, do not open the refrigerator or freezer. This will help food to stay cold. Turn off the mains of your AC unit. Power surges from lightning can overload units, leading to costly repair bills.
High tide days coming up on 22/23 July and 3/4 August. Stay safe 🙂