After The Storm - Central County Fire & Rescue

After The Storm

Wondering what you should do to stay safe once the storm passes? The National Weather Service recommends staying inside for at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap.

Here are a few other precautions you should take:

  • Avoid downed power lines and items touching these lines.
  • Do not move seriously injured people unless they are in immediate danger of further injury.
  • Be cautious of exposed nails and broken glass.
  • If it is dark, do not use candles or any open flames; use a flashlight instead.
  • Call 911 immediately if anyone is injured, if you see frayed wiring or sparks, or if you smell gas or a burning odor.

Be prepared and know what to do during the storm.