5 Lightning Storm Safety Tips You Likely Don’t Know That Can Save Your Life

Proper safety tips for lightning and thunderstorms when hiking
While the two deaths at Rocky Mountain national park over the weekend were the ones in the headlines, there have actually been 10 other deaths caused by lightning this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That’s less, on average, than most years, but it’s still more than most people probably would have guessed have happened this year.

There are an average of 51 deaths caused by lightning each year, and chances are that you have no idea what the proper course of action to take is in the event you find yourself in a lightning storm. Much like people who stay around the beach when there is severe receding ocean tides which indicate a tsunam


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4 Responses to 5 Lightning Storm Safety Tips You Likely Don’t Know That Can Save Your Life

  1. Eric says:

    Grammar police moment. The term is “for all intents and purposes.” It is not “intensive purposes.” What is an intensive purpose? Great article though. Very helpful.

  2. Corrected, thank you.

  3. Beth Martin says:

    I just read that this crouching position is useless, since most times the lightening will conduct down through a tree or other object and spread across the ground and come up though your feet. And rubber-soles shoes aren’t enough to protect you.

  4. This is what the national weather service says you should do: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/ltg/CLRP_feetWHY.php

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