If you are indoors when there is a lightning storm here are some things you should do to reduce your risk of being struck by lightning.

  • Do not have contact with water.  Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, etc.  Lightning can travel through the building’s plumbing.
  • Do not go next to windows, doors or on porches or on concrete.
  • Do not use your electric equipment such as computers, laptops, washers, dryers, anything that is connected to an electric outlet.


  • Avoid being an open vehicle such as motorcycles, scooters, convertibles.
  • Avoid open structures such as parks, playgrounds, ponds, lakes, swimming pools, beaches, porches, gazebos, etc.
  • Do not lie down or sit under a tree.

Coastal Lightning Rods provides lightning protection services throughout the state of Florida, entire South East, Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast.  We also provide lightning protection in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and beyond.