Weather OBA Advice (Port Dover Minor Baseball)

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When Thunder Roars - Go Indoors

If you can hear thunder you can get hit by lightning. Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal roofed vehicle.

Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.

Direct strikes are responsible for only 5% of lightning related deaths and injuries. Two other types of hazardous phenomena are caused by lighting. Ground Current and Side Flash are responsible for 60 to 80% of all lightning related injuries and deaths

Ground Current

When lighting hits the ground, spreads out and sends a current through the victim

Side Flash

When lightning hits a tall object, travels partly down the object and then jumps to a nearby victim.

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