Lightning Strikes

You are more likely to see lightning strike during the summer months, which is why the Red Cross is giving you the facts on how to protect yourself. Check out the website and see why going under a tree when you see lightning is the second leading cause of lightning casualties, the National Weather Service reports.

If at all possible, take cover under a large, enclosed building. Even though it may not be raining, and clouds aren’t directly overhead, you are not safe from lightning. In the worst case, if you are stuck outside, you do not want to lay your body on the ground and touch the ground as little as possible. Keeping your feet together, squat low, tuck your head and cover your ears.

Although lightning may be neat to look at, stay far away from it.

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