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"When thunder roars - get indoors"
NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE NEAR A THUNDERSTORM!
When you hear thunder, go inside a substantial building or a vehicle with a metal roof and metal sides and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. If you are caught outside, avoid open areas and never stand under a tall, isolated tree. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

  • Seek shelter immediately in a substantial building but stay away from corded telephones, electrical appliances, and plumbing.
  • The second safest place is a vehicle with a metal roof and metal sides.
  • If you are caught outside, stay away from open areas and water. Never stand under a tall, isolated tree.
  • Lightning victims are safe to touch. If someone is unresponsive or not breathing, immediately call 9-1-1 and do CPR.


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