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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Lightning Safety Awareness Week isJune 22-28, 2014.  Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.

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.
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Lightning kills over 50 people in the US each year and injures hundreds more. Don’t be one of them. When you hear thunder, immediately seek safe shelter in a substantial building or vehicle with a metal top and sides. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors… and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.
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Thunder is nature’s early warning sign for lightning. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike and you need to immediately need to seek safe shelter in a substantial building or a vehicle with a metal top and side. Stay inside 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.
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When you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike:

  • 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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