Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety
If thunderstorm warning is in effect for your area, get inside a home, a large building, or an all-metal (not convertible) automobile. Do not use the telephone except for emergencies.If you are caught outside, do not stand underneath a tall isolated tree or a telephone pole and avoid being the tallest object compared to the surrounding landscape like standing on a hilltop, for example. In open areas, go to a low place, such as a ravine or valley.

Get off or away from open water, tractors, and other metal farm equipment or small metal vehicles, such as motorcycles, bicycles, golf carts, etc. If out golfing, put down your golf clubs and seek shelter. Stay away from wire fences, clotheslines, metal pipes, and rails. If you are in a group in the open, spread out, keeping people several yards apart.

Remember–lightning may strike some miles from the parent cloud. Precautions should be taken even though the thunderstorm is not directly overhead. If you are caught in a level field or prairie far from shelter and if you feel you hair stand on end, lightning may be about to strike you. Drop to your knees and bend forward, putting your hands on your knees. Do not lie flat on the ground.

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