Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week
Thursday - Lightning Safety
Plan: Plan outdoor activities to avoid thunderstorms. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards for the latest weather forecast before heading out.
If Thunder Roars Go Indoors!: If you can hear thunder, go inside. Stay inside at least 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder is heard.
Safe Places: Fully enclosed large building provide good lightning protection. Vehicles with a solid metal top and sides give good protection.
Indoors: Don't use corded telephones. Keep away from electrical appliances, wiring, plumbing, and windows.
Outdoors: Stop all outdoor activities immediately. Avoid elevated places and open spaces. Stay away from water and tall isolated objects. Do NOT go under trees! Allow time to reach safety. Don't seek refuge in open structures. If in the water or out in a boat, return to shore and seek shelter immediately.
First Aid: Call 911. All lightning deaths are from cardiac/respitory arrest. Use an AED, CPR or rescue breathing.
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