Thunderstorms and Lightning

Where is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm?

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2010-06-23 03:26:15

Indoors within a properly insulated area, away from any water

sources and electrical conductors.


Tall, pointy objects standing alone in an open space are more

likely to get struck by lightning but it's by no means a certainty.

Sometimes the flat ground next to a tall tree can be hit. A car or

other enclosed metal structure is the safest place to be in a

thunderstorm. Failing that, a ditch, trench or group of shrubs of

uniform height is better than nothing. Keep away from boundary

areas between dissimilar terrain (water and land; rock and earth;

trees and fields). Also keep at least five metres away from metal

objects or other people as lightning will often jump from one

object to another.

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