(ORDO NEWS) — No one is immune from being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm, but if you follow a few simple tips, the risk becomes much lower. In this case, the advice will be somewhat different depending on where exactly the person is located.
On the street
When a person is outside and a thunderstorm has begun, you should try to find a room as soon as possible where you could stay until the end of the bad weather. It can be the nearest store or cafe. No need to hide under trees, especially if they are lonely.
It is best to keep as far away from them as possible. Also, stay away from antennas, electrical wires, and even wet walls. Nearby there should be no metal fences, power lines, large metal structures.
In a house or apartment
In the house during a thunderstorm, turn off household electrical devices, do not use the phone and do not keep it on charge.
It is better to move away from doors, windows and carefully close them. It is not recommended to touch the water taps. Not a single lightning rod can 100% protect and guarantee complete safety for a person.
In the car
This is a fairly safe place to be during a thunderstorm. It is worth closing the windows and lowering the antenna of the car, park on the side of the road or in a special parking lot.
In this case, there should not be tall trees nearby. In a thunderstorm it is very dangerous to ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, because these vehicles are excellent current conductors.
In water or forest
Immediately get out of the water and move at least 200 meters away from it. Do not try to hide in the bushes next to the pond.
The ideal option would be a dry hole, a ditch in which one could wait until the weather stabilizes. If a thunderstorm caught a person in the forest, then he should find a stunted section of the grove.
In no case should you hide under very tall trees, let alone touch them. As a rule, lightning strikes the tallest tree.
In addition, you do not need to lie down on the ground, because then the whole body will be at risk if lightning strikes.
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