Do You Know What to Do When Lightning Strikes?
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Sep 19, 2021

Watch our latest to learn all about how you can protect yourself in case lightning strikes.

In July, lightning strikes killed around 74 in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh in a single day, and since 2004, lightning strikes have claimed at least 2,000 lives in India every year. As per National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), lightning strikes, combined with thunderstorms, can kill many people. But what to do in case there are severe lightning strikes? The smartest way to protect yourself from lightning is to stay indoors. Houses, workplaces, shopping malls, hotels, etc., are safe. By any chance, if you are outdoors, stay inside a vehicle/car that has a closed roof and windows. You can also stand inside a building. 

If there's nowhere to go, curl up into a ball and cover your ears and eyes, but DO NOT lie flat. Keep a safe distance from water and pipelines. Also, don't take shelter under tall trees or long poles like street lights because they attract lightning. It's not guaranteed that staying indoors is totally safe, so it's a must to close and stay away from windows, concrete walls, and electric lines. Unplugging electronic devices is recommended. So do share this video with your friends and family so that everyone can stay safe!