As the weather continues to get nicer, more and more people will be spending time outside. Whether you're at the pool, lake, soccer field, baseball diamond, golf course, or any other outdoor event, when thunderstorms pop up, lightning is a major concern. The key to lightning safety is to remember: "When thunder roars, go indoors." Indoors could be a bathroom at the park, or even your car.
Some other lightning safety tips include:
-Stay away from windows
-Avoid washing dishes or taking a shower
-Don't use any devices that are plugged in to an outlet
-Bring your pets inside before the storm hits
-Wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning strike before going back outside or into the water
The bottom line of lightning safety is to get inside as quickly as possible.
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