Take cover from the storm in a nearby building, if there is one in sight, or in the car. Moving to cover, do not open the umbrella. Try not to run, a little drop. If the building next door closed, hide at the bus stop or under low shrub. Do not touch the walls of the stop.
Stop the car if the storm caught you while driving. Select a location away from trees and power line poles. Turn off the car, close the Windows, fold the antenna. Disable the radio. Machine is one of the safest shelters during the storm.
Leave the water, if the storm came in during your swimming or boating. If the element raged at the time when you were fishing, put the rod at a distance of several tens of meters from himself. Step away from the water at a safe distance.
Don't try to hide under a solitary tree. Lightning strikes the highest objects. Get away from this tree to 30-40 meters. It would be safer to hide in the bushes.
Go down the hill into a valley, for example, in the ravine or hollow. Leave the high Bank of the river.
Don't lie on the ground, but not straight. Better sit on your heels and clasp your hands knees.
Don't lean against the rock (if you're outdoors) and the walls of the houses, stay away from drain pipes.
Do not touch or are near metal objects, rebar, bikes, fences and lattices. Remove everything that contains metal, including jewelry.
Please turn off your cell phone. It is not known exactly, does cell apparatus, the probability of lightning in person, but to check for yourself not necessary. As for a landline phone in the apartment, it is better to disconnect from the mains and move away from wires and sockets.
Advice 2 : How to behave during a thunderstorm
Do not underestimate the danger of storms. To avoid serious problems at the time of this natural phenomenon it is necessary to observe special rules of conduct. Struck by lightning fatal, therefore safety precautions should be remembered.
Don't go out into the open, because lightning strikes the highest object. On a level plot or field, the highest point will you. In an extreme case, hide in any available recess (in the ravine, pit, ditch) or find the lowest place and get down as low as possible, lower the head.
As far as possible away from water. Avoid bodies of water do not swim or fish, lightning disperses in the water for a distance of 100 metres. Sometimes lightning strikes even in the Bank, don't go near the river, pond, lake, etc.
The safest place in time of storm – a building with a lightning rod, go there. Relatively safe are the entrances and stores.
Can also hide under the canopy at the walls of the houses. If you're in a car, close Windows and shut doors, in this case, the lightning can't get you. Don't hide behind tall trees, select the lowest of them. In the forest it is the most safe place. In a large company, sit down and don't touch other people.
If you are in the building, close all doors, vents and Windows. Try to seal all the cracks, drafts can cause a fireball. Keep away from Windows, plumbing and appliances. Turn off all electricity, unplug the plug from the socket, do not use the phone.
Please note that dangerous to even be near the subject, who can get zip. Therefore, you shouldn't touch metal, electrical and wet clothes. If you ride a motorcycle or bike, stop, put it on the ground and step back about 30 meters.
Via mobile phone you can hit the zipper, turn it off. Before going out to remove all metal objects, do not take the umbrella. Take only the keys from the front door, the rest leave at home. Step away from the power lines and walls with antennas, they can attract the lightning.
Advice 3 : How to stop being afraid of thunderstorms
A thunderstorm can be a frightening sight. If you have a sudden flash of lightning and loud thunder cause instinctive fear, do not despair. You are able to cope with that feeling.
Try to remember an event from your life, the consequence of which could be fear of the storm. Perhaps you stayed home alone in a thunderstorm, when I was a kid. Think about not hitting you in the soul of any creepy story about the storm. Maybe you yourself are the observer of how lightning hit, for example, in the tree. The reason may be viewing television about the storm. If you understand what started your fear, it will be easier to defeat him.
Switch to perform some action during a lightning storm. Take care of household chores, expressive read aloud, do some exercise, cook a dish you love. Your attention will be distracted from the violent phenomena of nature, and it will be easier to pull myself together.
Engage in breathing exercises. Take a few deep breaths. Next, close the right nostril with the index finger of the same hand and inhale through the left. After that you need to simultaneously open the right and close the left nostril using the ring finger and little finger. Exhale and inhale, and then close the right side of the nose. Within a quarter of an hour focus on your breathing, gradually adding exercise to the short duration of the breath on the inhale and exhale.
Relax. Take a soothing bath with a few drops of essential oils, light the scented candles, brew green or flower tea. Refrain from drinking beverages that excite the nervous system – alcohol, coffee and energy cocktails. Dress in comfortable clothes and wrap yourself in a cozy blanket.
Examine the phenomena that occur during thunderstorms, read more. Find all sorts of information on the Internet, view science films. Be sure to pay attention to how residential buildings protect from the storm. The belief that your home is safe thanks to the lightning rod, can reassure you.