Lightning, a captivating natural phenomenon, illuminates the sky during thunderstorms. It is a swift and vigorous surge of electricity that happens within a cloud or between a cloud and the ground.
To stay safe from lightning, take proactive measures to minimize the risk of being struck. When outdoors, find refuge in a building or a fully enclosed vehicle, shielding yourself from potential lightning strikes.
Having an evacuation plan in the event of a thunderstorm is crucial. You need to identify nearby buildings or designated lightning-safe structures where you can seek refuge and ensure your safety.
In a thunderstorm with lightning, prioritize your safety by staying indoors and avoiding contact with electrical appliances, plumbing fixtures, and corded phones. If indoor shelter is not available, seek shelter in a low-lying area away from tall objects and avoid open areas.
Stay informed about lightning updates through reliable sources like local weather forecasts, lightning detection systems, or official emergency channels. Take thunderstorm warnings seriously and follow local authorities’ guidance for your safety.