Originally posted by Traveling Again
Lightning storms were common where I grew up. My parents told us not to take a shower or bathe during a lightning storm.
Today I overheard someone (much older than me) saying the same thing and it reminded me of all the times I heard it growing up. It made me wonder how much truth was to this. I figured it must be some archaic safety tip that's ...[text shortened]... ven with surge protectors?) Don't wash hands? Really??
How unsafe are we talking here?
There is a risk, pretty small actually, and you can protect yourself to a great extent with lightning rods, most of the homes around Allentown, Pa have them, we get violent lightning storms in September and October.