According to the National Weather Service if there is lighting in the area you should take these precautions. Be prepared in case of severe weather and teach your children what to do.

If possible head indoors it is never a good idea to be outside during a lightning storm. If you hear thunder try and head indoors or head to your car for cover. If it is not possible to get to a building try and avoid open areas like a field and stay away from trees. According to the National Weather Service, lighting tends to strike the taller objects in an area. If you are with a group of people try an spread out the National Weather Service says this will minimize possible injuries. Keep away from electrical equipment and plumbing and don't use a corded phone. Download the complete brochure and know what to do.

If someone is struck by lighting call 911 and move the victim to a different place

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