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Lightning Bites, No Matter What Season It Is

18 Aug 2016, 8:20 pm

Like the T-Rex pictured in the image above, lighting bites!

We are still in the season for lightning and that means lightning safety is very important. Summer is the time for lightning strikes and deaths to occur. Those at the highest risk for a lightning strike are anybody outside or in water.  Always keep in mind “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”.

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If you see a storm approaching be proactive and move indoors.  While indoors you want to stay away from windows, doors and make sure to not use any electronics until storm is over.  If you are caught in a storm and you are outside or in water, seek inside shelter immediately.

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Do not stay outside and wait for the storm to pass.  And lastly, if you are on higher ground descend as quickly as possible and continue to move indoors.  If you are in an area where you cannot get to inside shelter then your next best option is to move into a car or some sort of building with a cover.  Never stand under a tree.

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Wait at least 30 minutes after storm to go outdoors again.  Don’t be a statistic, lightning deaths can be prevented.  “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”.

(Headline image: During a storm at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, a Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared in the sky.

Image: Hallie Larsen, National Park Service)

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