Lightning Safety Tips

By: Victoria Rosa Email
By: Victoria Rosa Email
Tips to stay safe when there is lightning.

Courtesy of Brett Mason

It is lightning safety week and officials are trying to squash all the myths out there.

Like the one that you cannot get struck by lightning without rain. Not true, it is possible.

Officials say that if you are outside during a storm with lightning, try and get to a solid structure.

“You don’t want to around tall objects, you don’t want to be around power polls, you don’t want to be around trees and you definitely don’t want to get caught out in the middle of the field by yourself because you become the tallest object,” explain Steve Carlisle.

While one of the safest places to be is inside, it is important to stay away from things like hard-line phones and computers as well as windows.

Another tip from officials is to avoid taking a shower or bath.

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