|IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE:|
- 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, and tractors.
- 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.