Spring Means Severe Thunderstorms

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!

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