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Does a phone attract lightning and why turn off electrical appliances: truths and myths about thunderstorms

Julia PeschanskayaLife
It's essential to know how to behave during a thunderstorm to avoid lightning strikes on a person

Lightning is an electrical discharge between clouds or between a cloud and the ground. Since school, we have known that it is dangerous to use gadgets during a thunderstorm and that we should unplug all devices from the power supply.

A lightning strike can most likely end tragically, so you need to follow the rules to avoid this. OBOZREVATEL will help you to cope with this.

It is impossible to imagine a modern person without a smartphone; it is always with us, wherever we are. But when a thunderstorm starts, most people don't use their phones to avoid getting into trouble.

According to experts, the electromagnetic field emitted by the phone is negligible. Therefore, no evidence making a phone call during a thunderstorm or using a phone increases the likelihood of lightning. This also applies to other gadgets.

But you should always turn off electrical devices. This will help avoid serious damage and danger to the entire house if lightning strikes a transformer station or other electrical installation.

Also, tall buildings are particularly vulnerable to lightning. These can be buildings standing on hills, trees, television antennas, and poles.

During a thunderstorm, you should not approach electrical networks because they attract lightning and a strike can hit a person.

If dangerous weather catches you while vacationing in the mountains or outdoors, you should immediately leave or seek safe shelter. Because mountains, wet sand, and bodies of water also attract lightning.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told what happens to a person after a lightning strike.

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