I’ve had several questions over the last few weeks about my comments that I don’t sew during storms and I was a bit surprised because I thought most people avoided using electrical equipment during lightning storms.
Florida ranks as the top state for lightning in the US and Tampa as the top city … we have a LOT of summer storms and they’re violent with lots of thunder and lightning. It impacts what we do outside with our biking, walking, and swimming and it impacts what we do inside.
My longarm is ALWAYS unplugged when I’m not using it and during the summer months, I keep my sewing machines unplugged when not in use too. I’m lazier in the non stormy season about keeping both sewing machines unplugged but I never risk damage to the longarm!!