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Lightning Strikes: Emergency Response Guidelines

2020-11-19 39  Views
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Emergency Response Guidelines 
Ministry of the Interior and Safety
Lightning Strikes
Avoid going out when lightning strikes are forecast;evacuate to a safe place such as cars, 
buildings, and the basement when you are outside.
Unplug electric appliances and keep a distance of at least one meter from them.
Sheltering under rocks in mountains or tall trees is dangerous; thus, rapidly evacuate to a safe
place lowering your posture. 
Keep long things such as climbing sticks and umbrellas away from your body. 
Lower yourself on a flatland; evacuate to a dry hollow.
Doing outdoor activities such as golfing, fishing, etc., take off the equipment and evacuate to a safe place.
Follow the 30-30 safety rule.
If the thunder rolls within 30 seconds after a lightning flash, immediately evacuate to a safe place.
Wait for 30 more minutes after hearing the last thunder before moving.  


The Ministry of the Interior and Safety provides emergency response guidelines to protect people from lightning strikes.