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  Health Tip: Seek Safety From Lightning
Here's what to do if you're trapped in a storm

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- If you're caught outside during a thunderstorm, go inside immediately.

If that's not possible, the National Weather Service suggests:

  • Stay away from open fields, hilltops and ridge tops.
  • Avoid tall objects, including single trees. In the woods, gather near a group of low trees.
  • If you are with several people, stand apart to avoid the possibility of sharing lightning current.
  • If you're camping, choose a low area. But remember that a tent offers no protection from lightning.
  • Avoid anything that's wet. Also steer clear of metal objects, including fences and poles.

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