Thirty-six people have been killed in different districts of the country in three consecutive days, including Tuesday. Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said the number was 80 in the last two months. There is no single reason behind lightning. However, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has given some precautions to avoid this.
Use Lightning Protection system in house.
You have to take shelter under a pucca house. In case of frequent thunderstorms, it is better not to stay in an open or high place under any circumstances. In this case, it is best to take shelter under a building.
3. Stay away from tall plants and power lines. Thunderstorms are more likely to occur on tall trees or electricity poles. If there is any tree in the open space, it should be at least 4 meters away from it. In addition, there is a high probability of lightning in a passenger compartment or large tree in the open space.
4. If you are at home, you should stay away from windows during lightning. The windows must be closed.
5. Metal objects should be avoided. Metal faucets, stair railings, pipes, etc. of the house cannot be touched during lightning and storms. Even landline telephones are advised not to touch.
6. It is best to keep all electrical appliances off during lightning strikes. If you get a hint of lightning, unplug them and disconnect them completely. Unplug unused appliances beforehand.
7. If you are in a car on the road during a thunderstorm, try to return to a safe shelter as soon as possible. In case of heavy thunder and rain, the car should be kept under a car porch or paved tent. It can be dangerous to touch the glass of the car at this time.
8. It is very dangerous to wear wet leather shoes or bare feet during a thunderstorm. If you have to go out privately, then you have to go out after covering your feet with shoes. Rubber gumboots will work best in this case.
9. If there is no shelter while working in the open or in the field, you should bend down as much as possible and crouch down. Under no circumstances can you lie on the ground.
10. Stay away from water bodies.
11. Fishing should be stopped during lightning.
12. 11. If you are in a boat, you have to stay below six.