Everyone knows the basics of how to avoid being struck by lightning.
Don’t go for a swim and don’t stand at the top of any skyscrapers during a storm.
However, there’s a lot more to surviving a lightning strike, or avoiding one altogether, as Discovery.com recently outlined.
Some important pointers include:
Large, enclosed buildings are much safer than small, open ones, such as a gazebo or baseball dugout. Enclosed vehicles with the windows rolled up are safe. Golf carts are not.
If you make it to a house, you’d be smart to avoid contact with electrical appliances and even landline phones. You don’t want to get close to plumbing fixtures either. So don’t take a shower or wash the dishes.
But what happens if you don’t have cover or someone does get hit by lightning? Check out the rest of Discovery.com’s article How to Survive a Lightning Storm.
Ready, aim, fire! Nourish your inner warrior by rediscovering one of man’s most ancient weapons.
by Real World Survivor Editor / Jul 28, 2014