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Lightning Preparedness

Lightning kills between 75 and 100 people nationwide annually. During thunderstorms, stay inside. If you are outdoors, an automobile is a safe place to be.
Indoors, keep away from doors, windows, stoves, sinks, metal pipes, or other conductors. Don’t use the telephone. Disconnect electrical appliances such as TVs and radios.
Outdoors, minimize your height but don’t lie flat. Do not take shelter under a tree. Stay away from wire fences or other metallic conductors. Avoid standing in small sheds in open areas.