Lightning safety guidelines.

  title={Lightning safety guidelines.},
  author={Christoph Zimmermann and Mary Ann Cooper and Ronald L. Holle},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={39 6},
On average, lightning causes more casualties annually in the United States than any other storm-related phenomenon except floods. Although 90% of those injured survive, they may have permanent sequelae and disability. Many of these people incur injuries or are killed by lightning because of misinformation and inappropriate behavior during thunderstorms. A few simple precautions can reduce lightning injury risk. To standardize recommended actions during thunderstorms, the Lightning Safety Group… CONTINUE READING