where do you stand if caught in a thundering storm?
August 3, 2009 10:18pm CST
Have you ever been caught in a thundering storm? where do you stand? I was told not to stand under trees or eaves as wet wood and construction meterial conducts electricity. Some others told me not to stand in an open area, you may be an attacking goal. The phenomenon is called point discharge. What's your choice? what's your suggestion for our safety?
• United States
4 Aug 09
I really don't like being caught in a thunder storm. If at all possible, you should go into an enclosed building where there is something to protect you. I remember recently riding my bike to work and getting caught in a storm when I was less than half way there. I kept watching, but fortunately the lightning strikes were not too close. I got to work and was grateful that I didn't get hit. I don't like driving in storms either, but at least you're safer inside a car than outside as long as the windows are up. Be safe!!!