Lightning Safety Tips

“When thunder roars, go indoors!”

Weather can be unpredictable. The risk of injury and death increases when severe weather unexpectedly occurs.

According to the National Weather Service, when you hear thunder, immediately seek shelter indoors.

Did you know?

If you can hear thunder, this indicates that you are within striking distance of lightning.


Water and power lines conduct energy and so it is important to avoid these objects (such as swimming pools, lakes, sinks, baths, corded phones and computers) during a thunderstorm.

If you are caught outside during a thunderstorm with no possible way to seek shelter indoors, avoid open fields, tall structures (such as trees or tall buildings), and never lie flat on the ground.

Source: National Weather Service