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How should I prepare for a lightning storm while outdoors?

What to do before a possible lightning storm:
  • Pick campsites that meet safety precautions.
  • Know local weather patterns, especially in summertime.
  • Plan turnaround times (the amount of time you need to get back) in lightning-prone areas, based on your research, and stick to the plan.

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