Here’s a lightning safety infographic explaining the ’30/30′ rule – if the time between the flash of lightning and the sound of thunder is thirty seconds or less take shelter until 30 minutes until the last thunder is heard. Many wait too long to take shelter and leave shelter too soon, risk is greatly decreased by following the 30/30 rule.
When summer storms gather, is lightning safety one of your main concerns? If it’s not, it should be. Lightning is among the leading causes of weather-related fatalities, but many underestimate the severity of its power.