SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – It is Severe Weather Awareness Week here in Missouri. Each day will focus on a different topic to help you prepare for the upcoming season.

Day 3’s topic is lightning. Do you know what to do or how to prepare?

Here are a few tips.

When thunder roars, go indoors

  • There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area
  • When you are inside, stay away from windows and doors

What should you do if you or someone around you is struck by lightning?

  • Call 911
  • Start CPR

Some common misconceptions

We quizzed a few people in the newsroom, as well as Toy & Joy, about common myths that are associated with lightning.

Follow these tips and guidelines to help you stay safe and stay ahead of the storm.

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