Lightning Safety Rules
The National Lightning Safety Institute recommends that you can take a few safety steps to avoid being hit by lightning.
Stay indoors and away from windows during a thunderstorm. Unplug televisions, computers, and other appliances.
If you are away from buildings, get inside an all metal, non-convertible automobile, and avoid contact with the metal.
Avoid using telephones, unless it is an emergency.
Get away from scooters and bicycles and other metal equipment.
Stay away from wire fences, clotheslines, metal pipes, rails, and other
metallic paths which could carry lightning to you from some distance
Do not stand under a single tall tree. Most lightning
victims are killed while seeking shelter under a tree. Do not be the
tallest object in the area stay away from single tall trees. If it is
hit and you are near it you may get a shock from the electricity
traveling through the ground.
If there is no shelter, crouch
down, grab your ankles, and bend forward, in a position where your head
does not touch the ground. Do not lie flat on the ground.