Dealing with a thunder storm can be very stressful especially if you have children in the house therefore it is best that you know what to do and how to handle yourself during a thunderstorm.
Try and be calm
A thunderstorm can cause a lot of chaos in the house especially when there are children in the house who are afraid of the thunder and the lightning. During a thunderstorm, it is your job as parent to not only protect your children from physical harm but you should also shield them from emotional pain. For example, if your baby is crying because he is afraid of the loud noise, even if you have a million things to do you should make sure that you do not ignore your baby. Instead you should carry him/her and keep them close to you until the storm is over.
For children who are old enough to understand, you should try and make them comprehend that a thunderstorm is not going to harm them. Especially when other people around you are panicking, it is important that you try and hold yourself together. For example, if the phone systems are blocked and if you cannot get through to someone, instead of panicking that you cannot get through to them you should instead try and come up with another solution on how you can get in touch with them to make sure that they are okay.
Stay off the roads
It is advisable to stay off the roads during a thunderstorm because being on the road when it is raining can distract you when you are driving which could result in an accident. Even if you are driving very cautiously you could still get hurt as the other drivers on the roads may not be driving as cautiously as you.
Blocking the noise
The noise that the thunder produces can be very disturbing to some people therefore it will be advisable to try and block the noise out in some way. For example, you can try and read out loud to yourself or you can even try and sing out loud as the sound of your voice might help in distracting you from listening to the thunder.
Heavy rain can cause certain areas of the house to start leaking therefore it is important that you are very careful when you are moving around the house. If you do find an area of the house that is leaking, then you should make sure that you put buckets under the leakage to prevent the water from flooding the house.