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Where is the safest place to stand outside in a thunderstorm?

gonesimera 2011/08/14 11:44:03
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  • EdWhiteSpace 2011/09/12 10:58:17
    EdWhiteSpace
    +1
    You don't want to be the tallest object (as that will make you the lightning rod and easiest way for the energy to ground itself), nor do you want to be near the tallest objects (as they will get hit and you will be caught up in it.

    Think less about staying dry than staying safe.
  • Sandy 2011/08/17 23:35:08
    Sandy
    +1
    Away from structures such as buildings and trees.
  • windwolf14 2011/08/16 03:54:28
    windwolf14
    +1
    out in the open low to the ground
  • Loverofcountry 2011/08/15 21:03:40
    Loverofcountry
    +2
    Under a big tree, NOT

    tree
  • Josef 2011/08/15 18:13:20
    Josef
    +4
    In a cave

    cave
  • gonesimera Josef 2011/08/15 18:13:57
    gonesimera
    +1
    Good idea
  • JOGK__ 2011/08/15 16:26:03
    JOGK__
    +2
    not on top of a sky scraper thats for sure :P
    sky scraper someone on a sky scraper getting struck by lightening
  • silverrain718 2011/08/15 11:56:03
    silverrain718
    +2
    I wouldn't recommend standing anywhere outside during a bad storm.
  • thy-lady-x 2011/08/15 06:51:20
    thy-lady-x
    +4
    You supposed to stay away from trees, and metal, and I think stay as low as you can get....or is that last one for tornados?
  • DFA 2011/08/15 06:48:48
    DFA
    +1
    on a church steeple lightning rod... cough cough
  • ProVega 2011/08/15 06:31:30
    ProVega
    +1
    Next to something taller than you, or lay down.
  • ernest debrew 2011/08/15 06:04:34
    ernest debrew
    +1
    Vehicle, front or back porch
  • Monster Claws 2011/08/15 04:32:11
    Monster Claws
    +3
    in a field and "crouching" on the ground... seriously i understand its dangerous but i go around and do as i please during a thunderstorm
  • David - a nudist 2011/08/15 01:23:10
  • King of the woodland realm 2011/08/14 23:03:12
    King of the woodland realm
    anywhere u_u
  • Maleficent 2011/08/14 22:43:40
    Maleficent
    +2
    i dont think there is one.
  • sweetgreatmom 2011/08/14 22:10:14
    sweetgreatmom
    +2
    Not near tree that's for sure.
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2011/08/14 21:48:24
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +2
    In a really deep ditch.
  • James 2011/08/14 21:23:55
    James
    +2
    Just about anywhere out of the open.
  • Christmas; In Chrome 2011/08/14 20:41:44
    Christmas; In Chrome
    Put on a suit of armor and see how long you can swim in it!
  • James 2011/08/14 20:36:05
    James
    +1
    on your porch
  • Tori 2011/08/14 20:24:38
    Tori
    no where? or your car... your tires will attract the electricity.
  • SandraKogelheide 2011/08/14 20:19:09
    SandraKogelheide
    +3
    on the ground flat
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2011/08/14 20:10:14
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    Nowhere. You're stuck. You can try standing on low ground, but that's where the rushing water will come and carry you away. Otherwise, don't stand. Huddle.
  • jenlduu 2011/08/14 20:02:06
    jenlduu
    +2
    no where.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/08/14 18:27:41
  • true american 2011/08/14 18:15:21
  • Lawmanky 2011/08/14 18:09:57
    Lawmanky
    +4
    Experts will tell you there are no safe places and offer:
    If camping, hiking, etc., far from a safe vehicle or building, avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top.
    Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are in a forest, stay near a lower stand of trees.
    If you are camping in an open area, set up camp in a valley, ravine or other low area. Remember, a tent offers NO protection from lighting.
    Stay away from water, wet items (such as ropes) and metal objects (such as fences and poles). Water and metal are excellent conductors of electricity. The current from a lightning flash will easily travel for long distances.
    metal excellent conductors electricity current lightning flash travel distances

    Lightning struck the fence, and the electrical current traveled along the fence killing the cows.
  • gonesimera Lawmanky 2011/08/14 18:12:31
  • jenlduu Lawmanky 2011/08/14 20:04:05
    jenlduu
    +2
    Great advice, thanks.
  • ttfndude 2011/08/14 17:55:04
    ttfndude
    +3
    under a bridge or in a stone culvert
  • Clare Marie 2011/08/14 17:49:25
    Clare Marie
    +1
    A car can be helpful but lightning is attracted to metal, which a car has plenty of. I'd say just go inside.
  • Tommy Clare M... 2011/08/14 20:34:33
    Tommy
    +1
    You are safe in a car.as it acts like a Faraday Cage (just as you are usually safe in an aeroplane if it is struck by lightning.
  • MissGates 2011/08/14 17:38:16
    MissGates
    +2
    Your car is actually the safest place to be.. If you don't have a car, then i don't see what you're doing outside during a thunderstorm, just get inside -.-"
  • gonesimera MissGates 2011/08/14 17:41:41
    gonesimera
    +4
    well here they come without notice, no warnings, quite tropical, so easy to get stuck in them lol
  • jenlduu gonesimera 2011/08/14 20:05:53
    jenlduu
    +3
    So true. I live in the capitol of lightening strikes, Florida. Storms come out of no where.
  • MissGates gonesimera 2011/08/15 01:36:23
    MissGates
    +2
    Oh haha well then go in a house or a shop or anything :P Just no near a tree or something tall i guess :P
  • Dave Sa... MissGates 2011/08/14 21:50:43
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +1
    But you wouldn't stand in your car.
  • MissGates Dave Sa... 2011/08/15 01:36:59
    MissGates
    +1
    Well then sit in it xD But you could if you wanted to :)
  • Rico (oYo) MissGates 2011/08/15 11:58:16
    Rico (oYo)
    +1
    small car

    Not my car, tho. :(

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