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Weather Wisdom: Group 2 from the EOP Center of Excellence Program

Weather Wisdom

The Economic Opportunity Program offers its Center of Excellence Program during the summer months, formally known as “New Day”. The program is featured in the week’s ‘Weather Wisdom’.

Paxton Conway from group 2 asked, “How do you stay safe from lightning?”

The best tip is when thunder roars, go indoors. Staying indoors, avoiding anything that conducts electricity, and staying away from windows is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm.

It is always best to find the most substantial shelter. Cars offer some protection, but not completely. If you get stuck outside, remember that lightning is attracted to tall objects like trees. Avoid open fields, tops of hills, water, and metal objects. Crouch low, but touch as little ground as possible. When lightning hits, electric currents travel along the ground and can be deadly in over 100 feet away. Regardless, keep moving to a safe shelter.

Click here for more information on how to stay safe during a thunderstorm.

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