Lightning is one of the most underrated severe weather hazards, yet ranks as the second-leading weather killer in the United States. More deadly than hurricanes or tornadoes, lightning strikes in America kill an average of 79 people and injure 300 others each year, according to NOAA's National Weather Service.
What to do before a storm with lightning
Avoid the following
What to do during a storm with lightning
Seek shelter immediately. You are not safe anywhere outside. Run to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark, threatening clouds developing overhead. Stay inside until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder. Do not shelter under trees.
If you are outside
If lightning strikes a person