1. Going Outside Too Soon After a Storm
If you have been anxiously waiting for a storm to pass so you can get outside, avoid heading out the door too soon. The CDC promotes the 30-30 Rule to help determine when it is safe to be outdoors. If you are outside and see lightning, count to 30. If you hear thunder before you reach 30, you need to head inside. Once inside, do not head back out until you have not heard thunder for at least 30 minutes. When heading into the house, don’t forget to bring your pets inside with you to wait out the storm in safety.