Lightning

Safety Tips


Lightning kills between 75 and 100 people nationwide annually. During thunderstorms, stay inside. If you are outdoors, an automobile is a safe place to be.

Keep away from conductors including:
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Stoves
  • Sinks
  • Metal pipes
Disconnect electrical appliances such as TV’s, radios and computers. When outdoors, minimize your height but don’t lie flat. Do not take shelter under a tree and avoid standing in small sheds in open areas.

Stay away from metallic conductors including:
  • Wire fences
  • Overhead power lines