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Lightning Facts and Resources

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Recent summer storms have hit our area hard and lightning strikes have caused extreme damage throughout the tri-state.  With so many rumors out there, do you really know fact from fiction? Test your lightning literacy with our quiz below!

TRUE OR FALSE?  

1. Lightning Never Strikes The Same Spot Twice? 

2. If You Don't See Lightning, But Hear Thunder, Then You Are Safe To Remain Outside? 

3. Removing Metal Jewelry & Belt Buckles or Wearing Rubber Sole Shoes Will Help Prevent You From Being A Lightning Target?    

4. Don't Touch Someone If They Have Been Struck By Lightning Because They Are Electrically Charged?

5. If You Can't Be Indoors, The Safest Place To Be Is In A Car?

6. Don't Be On A Corded Telephone During A Lighting Storm?

7. Don't Take A Shower, Do The Dishes, Or Wash Your Hands During A Lighting Storm?

8. You Must Stay Away From Glass Windows or Doors During A Lightning Storm?

9. Should You Unplug All Your Electronics To Protect Them From Lightning?

 

ANSWERS

  1. FALSE
  2. FALSE
  3. FALSE
  4. FALSE
  5. TRUE
  6. TRUE
  7. TRUE
  8. FALSE
  9. This Question is Tricky: It's True You Should Unplug All Electronics Before A Storm Approaches, But DON'T Attempt To Unplug ANYTHING While A Storm Is In Progress.

 

Check Out These Links For More On Lightning Safety & Protection Systems.

Lightning Elimination Systems

National Weather Service Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety

Grounding Solutions

 

 


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