In the early morning hours of July 10th, 2019, New Orleans residents awoke to heavy rain and flooding streets. A week after the flooding, the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board announced that several pumps across the city were knocked out of service due to lightning strikes. Could lightning pose a serious threat to the city’s pumping stations and cause major flooding in the future? Yes, and here is how!
You might think you know the basics of shielding yourself from a strike, but there are some extra precautions you can take to make sure you and your loved ones are safe. Lightning is a risk for everyone, but you should pay close attention to these tips if you live in Gulf Coast states!