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.