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What safety rules should be observed during a thunderstorm?

These safety rules should be observed when lightning threatens:

  1. Stay indoors. Seek shelter in buildings. If no buildings are available, the best protection is a cave, ditch, canyon, or under head-high clumps of trees in open
  2. forest glades. If there is no shelter, avoid the highest object in the area. Keep away from isolated trees.
  3. Get out of the water and off small boats.
  4. Do not use the telephone.
  5. Do not use metal objects like fishing rods and golf clubs.
  6. Stay in your automobile if you are traveling.
  7. Do not use plug-in electrical equipment like hair dryers, electric razors, or electric toothbrushes during the storm.


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