Thunder & Lightning

Lightning kills between 75 and 100 people nationwide annually. During thunderstorms, stay inside. If you are outdoors, an automobile with a hard metal roof is a safe place to be. Indoors, keep away from doors, windows, stoves, sinks, metal pipes or other conductors. Disconnect electrical appliances to protect them from lightning strikes and avoid taking showers or baths in a storm.

When caught outdoors, minimize your height but don't lie down. Do not take shelter under a tree or other tall objects. Stay away from wire fences, overhead power lines and other metallic conductors.