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Namayanja Cautions On Bad Weather

viagra http://dchnf.dk/wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>While addressing the press at the Media Centre in Kampala, http://danielborda.net/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-post-types-endpoint.php the Minister noted that during this rainy season, http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php lightening by its nature and evolution can strike at the most unexpected time, in unexpected places and create unexpected havoc.


“Lightening can strike any object at any time as long as there is a connection between that object and the base of a thunder cloud which may include structures like houses, human beings, trees and animals.”


Namayanja, therefore, cautioned that there should be strict adherence to construction guidelines regarding the installation of lightening arrestors/ conductors on all buildings and electrical installations as per the standards in the construction of public buildings so as to mitigate the impact or reduce the damage that may be caused.


She has added that when one is caught in the open field or any open area during a thunderstorm, one should avoid taking shelter under a tree or any tall object that is fitted with lightening arrestors.


Namayanja has advised that one should crouch down and touch as little surface of the ground as one can so as to reduce the risk of being strake by lightening since one may not be the tallest object on the ground.


“Teachers should not send pupils home during an impending storm to avoid the pupils taking shelter under trees especially during the initial drizzles preceding a storm; it is advisable that pupils remain seated in the classroom.”


She also noted that while in a car, one should avoid touching any metal object of the car in any way (i.e. the gear lever, steering wheel, seatbelt catch etc.) when sheltering from a heavy storm.


“In homes, especially those without lightening arrestors, one should avoid telephones, electrical appliances and plumbing appliances (such as water taps on showers, wash basins, kitchen sink etc.) when a thunderstorm is raging within the environment.”

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