Lightning Safety (AM)

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

The chances you getting struck by lightning increases in the summer as we have more thunderstorms.

But there are some ways for you to stay safe.

Weather experts say the motto "if thunder roars go indoors" holds true for lightning safety.

Being inside is your safest option.

If you can't make it inside, get into a car or curl up in a ball to make yourself as small as possible, but do n
ot stand underneath a tree.
Experts says lightning can be deadly.
"Although there has only been seven deaths so far this year in the country it doesn't mean there has hasn't been a lot of lightning injuries just because lightning hasn't killed a whole lot of people this year doesn't mean it cant strike you and at least injure you pretty severely," said Meteorologist Chis Havely.

Just because it is not raining doesn't mean you are safe from lightning.

According to the National Weather Service, lightning often strikes more than three miles from the center of the thunderstorm, which is outside the rain or thunderstorm cloud.

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