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Lightning and Humans Don't Mix!
Myth

Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Fact

Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly especially if it's tall.

Myth

If it's not raining or there aren't clouds overhead you're safe from lightning.

Fact

Lightning often strikes more than 3 miles from the center of the thunderstorm.

Myth

Rubber tires on a car protect you from lightning.

Fact

Most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the metal roof and metal sides that protect you, not the rubber tires.

Myth

A lightning victim is electrified. If you touch them, you will be electrocuted.

Fact

The human body does not store electricity. It is perfectly safe to touch a lightning victim.

Myth

If outside in a thunderstorm, you should seek shelter under a tree to stay dry.

Fact

Being underneath a tree is the second leading cause of lightning deaths.

Myth

If you're in a house, you are a hundred percent safe from lightning.

Fact

A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you would advoid anything that conducts electricity.

Myth

If thunderstorm threatens while you are outside playing a game, it is okay to finish it.

Fact

Many lightning deaths occur because people do not seek shelter soon enough.

Myth

Structures with metal or metal on the body Jewelry cell phones etc, attract lightning.

Fact

Height, The shape, and isolation are the dominant factors controlling where a lightning bolt will strike.

Myth

If trapped outside and lightning is about to strike, I should lie flat on the ground.

Fact

Lying flat increases your chance of being affected by the Deadly Ground current.

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