Outdoors is the most dangerous place to be during a lightning storm. Because lightning can travel sideways for up to 10 miles, blue skies are not an indication of safety. If you hear thunder, go inside immediately.
Here are some lightning safety tips to follow to avoid becoming a lightning statistic:
Before a thunderstorm
Even after a thunderstorm, there are risks that must be managed as the threat of lightning continues for a much longer period than most people realize. Remember not to expose yourself to open air until at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap, and stay away from storm damaged areas.
Unfortunately, safety tips get complicated by the myths and misconceptions that are abound about lightning; including dangerous ideas like:
Lastly, include a lightning protection system by Lightning Eliminators and Consultant Inc. in place to protect your immovable assets.
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