what we should do when lightnings comes

Posted: February 10, 2011 in Papers

Seek safe shelter immediately! If you’re unable to find shelter in a building or residence that is equipped with a lightning protection system, the Lightning Protection Institute suggests the following guidelines:
Indoors
• Stand away from windows, doors, and electrical appliances.
• Unplug appliances well before a storm nears – never during because lightning can follow the wiring.
• Avoid contact with piping, including sinks, baths, and faucets because pipes can conduct electricity.
• Do not use the telephone except for emergencies. People have received severe electrical shocks while using the phone. Cell phones are not a problem.
Outdoors
Look for shelter equipped with a lightning protection system like those found at golf courses, public parks, and pools. If you’re caught outside and unprotected:
• Get in a hard-topped car.• Avoid areas that are higher than the surrounding landscape.
• Never use a tree as a shelter. (If in the woods, find an area protected by a clump of trees; never stand underneath a single tree in the open).
• Keep away from metal objects, including bikes, golf carts, fencing, and machinery, etc.
• Avoid standing near tall objects such as towers, tall trees, fences, telephone lines, or power lines.
• Immediately get out and away from pools, lakes, and other bodies of water.
• Spread out – don’t stand in a crowd of people.
• If you feel a tingling sensation or your hair stands on end, lightning may be about to strike! Immediately crouch down and cover your ears. Do not lie down or place you hands on the ground.
• Victims of lightning shock should be administered CPR and get medical attention.

 

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