How to react in a Thunderstorm 

Indoors:

  • Stay away from windows, doors, fireplaces, stoves, and any other conductive material
  • Unplug appliances

Outdoors:

  • Shelter in ditch (if not raining) or building
  • Remove all metal objects
  • If in an open area, crouch forward, with feet together, elbows on knees, and hands on ears (creates the smallest possible path for lightning to travel through your body)
  • Never lie flat on the ground
  • Stay away from trees, power lines, fences, and raised areas
  • Avoid using bicycle or motorbike

In car:

  • Stop car well away from power lines and trees
  • Do not touch any metal objects

Other:

  • Feeling your hair stand on end indicates that lightning is about to strike

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