Thunderstorms: what are the risks and how to prepare for them?

The three main risks involved with thunderstorms are lightning, wind and heavy rainfall (rain or hail). Your home and vehicle are at risk of damage. Anticipate them and take the right steps to limit the damage.
Keep your belongings safe in the event of a warning:

  • If possible, park your vehicle in a garage. In the event of hail, the impacts can cause significant damage to the body of your vehicle.
  • Bring in your garden furniture and any items that may be damaged. If this is not possible, tie them down to prevent wind damage.

AXA Luxembourg : mettre en sécurité sa voiture en cas de grêle

Get into good habits at home:

  • Unplug the antenna from your TV.
  • Kill the Power.
  • If you live on the ground floor or have a cellar, be prepared for possible flooding.

If you are caught in stormy weather whilst driving:

  • Turn off the engine and stay in your vehicle: the material from which the tyres are made insulates the cabin from lightning.
  • Do not grab or handle the metal surfaces of the car, even inside.
  • Follow the instructions of the authorities: roads may be inaccessible or diverted.

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