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Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 8 Answers Nov 18, 2012 in EP

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in the open, away from tall objects, squatting down in a crouching position.

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I don't think there is a safe place to stand outside you take a chance

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Tall, pointy objects standing alone in an open space are more likely to get struck by lightning but it’s by no means a certainty. Sometimes the flat ground next to a tall tree can be hit. A car or other enclosed metal structure is the safest place to be in a thunderstorm. Failing that, a ditch, trench or group of shrubs of uniform height is better than nothing. Keep away from boundary areas between dissimilar terrain (water and land; rock and earth; trees and fields). Also keep at least five metres away from metal objects or other people as lightning will often jump from one object to another.

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Or you could just go inside :)

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waiting for a door to open

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Don't

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I heard in your car

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1) away from anything taller than you

2) lowest area of elevation



Priority in that order. So, if you have to choose between standing on slightly higher elevation with no tall objects or lower elevation among tall objects- choose the first :)



Better than standing though- lay on the ground in a tight ball with limbs & head tucked tightly. If you do get struck by lightening, the bolt has less to travel through before grounding, so it lessens the risk of damage to vital organs.

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i've heard you should lie down in a ditch. never tried it, might prefer not to

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keep to low ground, away from trees and metal objects

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