where do you stand if caught in a thundering storm?

@HeidiD (167)
China
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?
2 responses
@daeckardt (6245)
• 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!!!
@HeidiD (167)
• China
5 Aug 09
Thank you. It is really a problem in rainy season.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
4 Aug 09
We have a lot of thunderstorms down here in Florida and, really, the only safe place to be is inside of a building. Even if you're only in a doorway, you're safer than you would be standing under a tree or out in the open.
@HeidiD (167)
• China
4 Aug 09
Hi,spalladino. Thanks for share. I'm afraid your suggestion is not fit for our country. When it is rain, the security guard of a unit may prevent you from trying to be in it. The most buildings belong to the government and they hire the guard.