PEA warns of electrical risks during thunderstorm

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BANGKOK- The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has warned people who live in rain storm risk-areas to keep abreast of weather conditions and frequently check that electrical appliances are working.

The PEA issued the warning on Sunday following strong winds and rain storms during this period in many provinces. Such weather conditions may result in electrical accidents such as electrical malfunction or damaged high voltage power cables. These may lead to a major power outage and pose danger to lives and properties.

The PEA also suggested that tall buildings should install lightning rods and warned against the use of all electrical appliances during a thunderstorm. The public should not attempt to cut the trees near power lines by themselves.