60-second safety: Learn lightning safety tips

This safety series is designed to help you prepare your family for life’s emergencies — big and small — and keep you as safe and healthy as possible when Mother Nature or life throws the unexpected your way. Take the next minute to help make yourself and your family safer.

With families planning outdoor activities, it seems like a good time to review lightning safety tips.

While no place outdoors is safe when a thunderstorm is near, if you are caught outside during one you can greatly reduce your risk of becoming a lightning casualty by following some basic rules:

  • n The best shelter from lightning is inside a substantial building with the windows and doors closed.

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