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LOOK OUT if you see the lightning and hear the thunder at the same time! The storm is too close for safety! Do you know what to do if you are outside when this happens?

Answer true or false below to see if you know what to do! (Read Storm Safety for hints!)

 

Find shelter if the time between a lightning flash and the thunder is 30 seconds or less, which means that the lightning is about 5 miles away.
True False

 

The safest shelters are indoors or in a vehicle.
True False

 

Don't resume activities until 30 minutes after you hear the last thunder.
True False

 

The safest shelter is under a tree that stands alone in an open field.
True False

 

Don't take a bath or shower and don't use the phone during a thunderstorm.
True False

 

If you are out in the open and cannot get to shelter, stand in a low spot under a group of trees (not under a lone tree) or crouch down on the balls of your feet—do not lie flat on the ground.
True False

 

Don't go swimming when there is thunder and lightning!
True False