Lightning

Lightning is a beautiful, but deadly natural phenomenon that annually kills between 75 and 100 people nationwide. During thunderstorms, stay inside.  If you are outdoors, an automobile is a safe place to be when lightning is present.

Lightning

Disconnect electrical appliances such as televisions, radios, and computers; and keep away from conductors such as:  

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Stoves
  • Sinks
  • Metal pipes

When outdoors, minimize your height but don’t lie flat. Do not take shelter under a tree and avoid standing in small sheds in open areas.  Remember to stay away from metallic conductors like wire fences and overhead power lines.

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