Lightning safety tips
Watch for signs of an approaching storm. If outside, seek shelter inside a building or a vehicle. Never seek shelter under trees and try to avoid using small sheds. If caught outdoors and no shelter is near, your best protection is to crouch in the open, keeping twice as far away from trees as they are high. If you are indoors durning a lighting storm, stay there and do not venture outside unless absolutely necessary. Stay away from open doors and windows, fireplaces, stoves, metal pipes, sinks and electrical devices. Do not take a bath or shower during a storm. Turn off and unplug (if possible) TVs, computers and air conditioners, as power surges from lightning may damage them. Avoid using the telephone unless it is an emergency. Get out of boats and away from water.