Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer
July 19, 2010 — Lightning storms can be fascinating, but they can also be extremely dangerous. Here are some safety tips from The Weather Network and the Red Cross.
'Tis the season for severe thunderstorms, which means the risk of lightning is increased significantly. And while bolts of electricity lighting up the night sky can be captivating, they can also be deadly.
This past weekend, a 25 year-old Brantford, Ontario man was electrocuted and killed on Saturday. He was riding an inner tube with two friends on Saturday afternoon on Grand River, when lightning struck the water. A Montreal couple was struck by lightning on Saturday night. They took shelter under a tree during a heavy downpour. They are both in hospital. On Sunday night, a firefighter was hurt while trying to put out a fire caused by lightning at a home in Markham, Ontario.
To ensure that you stay safe in a lightning storm this summer, The Weather Network has compiled a list of lightning safety tips with the help of the Red Cross.
INDOOR LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS
OUTDOOR LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS
IF SOMEONE IS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING