Lightning-CarWhen You Are Caught Outside in a Storm... Don't be fooled by rumors and misinformation - There is NO safe place outside when it is lightning but these actions may slightly reduce your risk of being struck.

• Avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top. • Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. • Stay away from water, wet items, and metal objects. Note: A tent or open air building will not protect you from lightning.

When You Are Inside During a Thunderstorm...

• Don't touch electrical equipment or electronics plugged into the wall. • Stay off corded phones and avoid plumbing. • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.

When You Are Inside a Car During a Storm... You are safe from lightning inside a car as long as you do the following: • Roll up the windows so that they are closed. • Don’t touch metal objects inside the car. • Pull over on the side of the road and put your hazard lights on. Learn more: Lightning KillsLightning Safety TipsLightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!