Lightning facts that might give you a jolt

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Lightning facts that might give you a jolt

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Summer thunderstorms create lightning strikes. While the occurrence of lightning striking humans is low, you probably don’t want to be the one who gets hit.
Safety tips

Some tips to help keep you from being pulverized by a 50,000-degree bolt of lightning. While many tips seem like common sense, not everyone possesses large amounts of that (or chooses to use it):
Don’t be afraid to postpone or cancel an activity if thunderstorms and lightning are in the area, particularly when no safe shelter is nearby.
Be aware of approaching storms. Golf courses now do this with a siren, but there’s no such luxury on, say, Engineer Mountain.
Among the most dangerous places are open water and mountaintops or ridges.
If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
If you’re inside, stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity.
Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets.
Source: National Weather Service

Lightning facts that might give you a jolt

Summer thunderstorms create lightning strikes. While the occurrence of lightning striking humans is low, you probably don’t want to be the one who gets hit.
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