Seek shelter in a building, cave or depressed
area. Remember that although lightning may appear to be far, it can travel
a great distance in seconds.
Keep away from telephone and power lines,
fences, trees and hilltops.
Do not ride bicycles, motorcycles, golf carts,
Do not use metal shovels, power tools, or golf
clubs as they conduct electricity.
If swimming or boating, get back to shore and
out of the water.
If you’re caught in the open, crouch down with
your feet close together and your head down (the “leap-frog” position) -
Don’t lie flat – by minimizing your contact with the ground, you reduce
the risk of being electrocuted by a ground charge.
IF YOU ARE IN
A CLOSED AUTOMOBILE:
Stop the Car and stay in it.
Don’t stop near trees or power lines that could
fall on you.
IF YOU ARE IN A BUILDING:
Stay inside. Close windows and doors.
Stay away from windows, doors, fireplaces,
radiators, stoves, metal pipes, sinks, bathtubs, telephones or other
materials which conduct electricity.
Unplug radios and televisions. (Use a battery
operated radio for obtaining Emergency information)
Have Emergency lighting prepared in case you
lose electricity. Flashlights or a rechargeable battery operated lanterns
are very useful and are safer than candles.