Lightning Facts

Thunderstorm Image Lightning kills more people than tornadoes.

When lightning is present…

  • Get inside a building or non-convertible car.
  • If you’re outside, avoid tall, isolated trees or other “natural” lightning rods.
  • Avoid “high spots” above surrounding landscape (on a hill, playing fields, etc.).
  • Stay away from wire fences, metal pipes or rails.
  • If you’re isolated in an open area, crouch down, hand on knees.  Do not lie flat on the ground.