Summer is the most likely time to get struck by lightning. The National Weather Service is promoting Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 21 to 27, to help reduce the amount of lightning-related injuries and fatalities.
To avoid being struck by lightning, the National Weather Service recommends that you:
• Get into a fully enclosed building or hardtop vehicle at the first rumble of thunder.
• Stay indoors for 30 minutes after the last thunderclap.
• Monitor the weather forecast when you’re planning to be outdoors.
• Have a plan for getting to safety in case a thunderstorm moves in.
• Do not use a corded phone during a thunderstorm unless it’s an emergency; cell phones are safe to use.
• Keep away from plumbing, electrical equipment and wiring during a thunderstorm.