Have a lightning safety plan – Know where you’ll go for safety and how much time it will take to get there. Make sure your plan allows enough time to reach safety.
Postpone activities – Before going outdoors, check the forecast for thunderstorms. Consider postponing activities to avoid being caught in a dangerous situation.
Monitor the weather – Look for signs of a developing thunderstorm such as darkening skies, flashes of lightning or increasing wind.
Get to a safe place – If you hear thunder, even a distant rumble, immediately move to a safe place. Fully enclosed buildings with wiring and plumbing provide the best protection. Sheds, picnic shelters, tents or covered porches do NOT protect you from lightning. If a sturdy building is not nearby, get into a hard-topped metal vehicle and close all the windows. Stay inside until 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.
If you hear thunder, don’t use a corded phone except in an emergency – Cordless phones and cell phones are
safe to use.
Keep away from electrical equipment and wiring
Water pipes conduct electricity
Don’t take a bath or shower or use other plumbing during a storm
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