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Image of lightning near New Boston, Texas. Image by Griffinstorm. Image available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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Your chances of being struck by lightning are very small. Nevertheless, it's wise to be cautious when thunderstorms are nearby. If there is lightning in the sky, your first move should be to go inside.

Sometimes, however, you may not be able to get inside when lightning strikes. Here are three things to remember if you get caught outside in a thunderstorm: One, get away from open spaces. Two, stay away from large trees or other tall things. Three, do not touch metal objects like fences or poles.