How can I avoid lightning during a thunderstorm?

Going indoors during a thunderstorm is the best way to avoid lightning. A fully enclosed and frequently inhabited building should be the first choice. If this is not available, a car will provide protection if it is fully enclosed and the windows and doors are completely closed. Places that are not safe include the area under trees and bleachers and any tent or other cover that is not fully enclosed. Simply being out of the rain does not necessarily mean someone is safe from lightning.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Marist College Athletic Training Education Program.)

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