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LIGHTNING awareness campaign launched

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is launching a lightning awareness campaign, seeking to help people avoid being struck.

Some of their safety tips include:

_If a thunderstorm threatens, go quickly inside a completely enclosed building, not a carport, open garage or covered patio. If no enclosed building is convenient, get inside a hard-topped all-metal vehicle.

_Do not take shelter under a tree.

_Avoid being the tallest object in the area. If only isolated trees are nearby, crouch on the balls of your feet in the open, keeping twice as far away from a tree as it is tall.

_Avoid leaning against vehicles. Get off bicycles and motorcycles.

_Get out of the water ... off the beach and out of small boats or canoes. If caught in a boat, crouch down in the center of the boat away from metal hardware. Avoid standing in puddles of water, even if wearing rubber boots.

_Stay away from wire fences, metal clothes lines, exposed sheds and electrically conductive objects. Do not use metal objects like golf clubs, fishing rods, tennis rackets or tools.

_Do not use corded phones.

_Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords. If you plan to unplug any electronic equipment, do so well before the storm arrives.

_Avoid contact with plumbing. Do not wash your hands, do not take a shower, do not wash dishes.

_Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.

_Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls.

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