"When thunder roars - get indoors"
No place outside is safe near a thunderstorm!
When you hear thunder, go inside a substantial building or a vehicle with a metal roof and metal sides and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. If you are caught outside, avoid open areas and never stand under a tall, isolated tree. Learn more at https://www.weather.gov/mlb/lightning_rules
- Seek shelter immediately in a substantial building but stay away from corded telephones, electrical appliances, and plumbing.
- The second safest place is a vehicle with a metal roof and metal sides.
- If you are caught outside, stay away from open areas and water. Never stand under a tall, isolated tree.
- Lightning victims are safe to touch. If someone is unresponsive or not breathing, immediately call 9-1-1 and do CPR.