When lightning threatens:
- Stay indoors. Don't venture outside unless absolutely necessary.
- If in a car in open country - stay in the car.
- Don't use electrical equipment.
- Fishing rods and golf clubs can particularly attract lightning.
- Get out of the water and off of small boats.
- Avoid standing under isolated trees in open areas.
- When you feel the electric charge - if your hair stands on end or your skin tingles - lightning may be about to strike you. Drop to the ground immediately!