Lightning Safety

Lightning can strike up to several miles away from the thunderstorm.

Indoor Safety

When inside:

  • Avoid using the telephone (except for emergencies) or other electrical appliances.
  • Do not take a bath or shower.

Outdoor Safety

If caught outdoors:

  • Go to a safe shelter immediately! such as inside a sturdy building. A pickup truck or hard top automobile with the windows up can also offer fair protection.
  • If you are boating or swimming, get out of the water immediately and move to a safe shelter away from the water!
  • If you are in a wooded area, seek shelter under a thick growth of relatively small trees.
  • Avoid isolated trees or other tall objects, bodies of water, sheds, fences, convertible automobiles, tractors and motorcycles.

Remember, if you can hear thunder - you are close enough to be struck by lightning!