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Shocking facts about lightning

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Shocking facts about lightning

Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather related deaths even though the odds of being struck in a years’ time is 1 in 500,000. There are multiple factors that put you at a greater risk for being struck. Here are a few safety tips to help you out:

  • Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities- If you decide to go still please make sure there are shelter options nearby.
  • When thunder roars go indoors. – This catch phrase is something to remember at all times. Safe shelters include homes, offices, stores and hard top vehicles with windows rolled up.
  • Avoid windows, doors, porches and concrete as lightening can travel through these things.
  • Avoid water- Do not bathe, shower, do dishes or anything with water as lightning can travel through plumbing.

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