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Welcome to the  NOAA/National Weather Service   Lightning Safety Game Version 2.1 Click on arrow to CONTINUE
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  to advance. Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous ...
In this Lightning Safety Game, you will be shown a photograph with an accompanying question. Your job is to answer the que...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  to advance. Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous ...
If you were outside and lightning or thunder started to occur, would the inside of this school building be safe place to g...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Any large substantial enclosed building, such as a home, school, or business is a very safe place to be when ligh...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Any large substantial enclosed building, such as a home, school, or business is a very safe place to be when li...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why it is safe to be in a large substantial enclosed building is that if lightning hits the building, the elect...
Click on your answer – or If lightning or thunder started to occur, would it be safe to seek shelter under a tree? SAFE NO...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   Lighting typically strikes tall isolated objects such as trees. Trees are very dangerous to be under when thunde...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   Standing under a tree is one of the most dangerous things you can do when lighting is occurring. STAY AWAY FRO...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason it is not safe to be near tall isolated objects, such as trees, is lightning has a tendency to strike tall isol...
If lightning or thunder started to occur, would getting inside this bus be a safe thing to do? Click on your answer –  or ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Getting into this bus is a safe thing to do when lightning and thunder is occurring. Any metal topped vehicle is ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Getting into this bus is a safe thing to do when lightning and thunder is occurring. Any metal topped vehicle i...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why an enclosed metal top vehicle (school bus, car, SUV, truck, minivan, etc) is safe is due to the fact that i...
The man below was just about to take a walk in the park when he saw a nearby lightning flash and heard thunder. He is now ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Getting into a hard topped vehicle is a very safe place to be when lightning is occurring. SAFE CONTINUE Click he...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Getting into a hard topped vehicle is a very  safe place to be when lightning is occurring.  If lightning and t...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why an enclosed metal top vehicle (car, SUV, truck, van, bus, etc) is safe is due to the fact that it is surrou...
Below is a man who just saw a lightning flash and heard thunder. He stopped what he was doing and squatted down. Is this t...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  This is  not   the safest thing to do because lightning could still strike you. The safest thing to do is get ins...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  This is  not   the safest thing to do because lightning could still strike you. The safest thing to do is get i...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The safest thing to do if you are outside and lightning and/or thunder begins to occur is to run to a safe shelter such as...
If lightning or thunder was occurring outside, would talking on a corded phone be a safe thing to do? Click on your answer...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Lightning could strike the telephone or electric lines outside, and the dangerous electrical current could travel...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Lightning could strike the telephone or electric lines outside, and the dangerous electrical current could trav...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why being on a corded telephone is dangerous is due to the fact that the telephone is connected to the telephon...
Would playing a video game with a corded game controller be a safe thing to do if thunder or lightning was occurring outsi...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
INCORRECT  Lightning could strike the house or the utility wires connected to the house. The dangerous electrical current ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
CORRECT  Lightning could strike the house or the utility wires connected to the house. The dangerous electrical current co...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why it is dangerous to play a videogame while thunder and lightning is occurring outside is that the video game...
Would washing dishes in your home be a safe thing to do if thunder and lightning were occurring outside? Click on your ans...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Washing dishes would be a dangerous thing to do if thunder and lightning were occurring outside. You do NOT want ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   Washing dishes would be a dangerous thing to do if thunder and lightning were occurring outside. You do NOT wa...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why it is dangerous to be in contact with water in the home when thunder and lightning is occurring outside is ...
If lightning or thunder was occurring outside, would working on a computer be a safe thing to do?? Click on your answer – ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Lightning could either strike the utility wires outside or directly strike the building. This dangerous electrica...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Lightning could either strike the utility wires outside or directly strike the building. This dangerous electri...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why working on a computer is dangerous is due to the fact that the computer is connected to a variety of wires ...
If lightning and thunder began to occur, would these construction workers be in a safe location? Click on your answer –  o...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
INCORRECT  These men are on top of a roof and are the tallest objects around. They would be in extreme danger if lightning...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
CORRECT  These men are on top of a roof and are the tallest objects around. They would be in extreme danger if lightning a...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
A person on a roof is in a  very  dangerous location if lightning were  in the vicinity. There are 2 main reasons why bein...
If lighting or thunder started to occur, would it be safe to seek shelter in a convertible? Click on your answer –  or SAF...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   Soft topped convertibles are NOT safe  during lightning activity. Without a metal top. lightning can easily get ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Soft topped convertibles are NOT safe  during lightning activity. Without a metal top. lightning can easily get...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why a soft topped convertible is not safe is that the fabric of the roof offers absolutely no protection from t...
Below is a picture of people leaving a shopping center grocery store and walking towards their vehicles. If thunder and li...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
INCORRECT   Leaving the building is not safe. You should remain in the building until the threat of lightning is over.  Ev...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
CORRECT   Leaving the building is not safe. You should remain in the building until the threat of lightning is over.  Ever...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
History has repeatedly that people leave shopping centers too early when a lightning storm is occurring. Why this happens ...
If lightning began to occur, would these ball players be in a safe location?   Click on your answer –  or SAFE NOT SAFE 13...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  If you are outside during a thunderstorm, you are at risk of being struck.  Lightning tends to strike tall isolat...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  If you are outside during a thunderstorm, you are at risk of being struck.  Lightning tends to strike tall isol...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
Outdoor sporting activities are dangerous during thunder and lightning because you are outside and exposed to the lightnin...
If lightning and thunder began to occur, would these folks underneath these tents and picnic shelters be in a safe locatio...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Seeking shelter under tents or picnic shelters or any other type of “open” building when thunder and lightning is...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   Seeking shelter under tents or picnic shelters or any other type of “open” building when thunder and lightning...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why tents are dangerous is they offer no protection from the electrical current of a lightning flash. A direct ...
The reason why a picnic shelter (or any other type of shelter that is open to the outside) is dangerous is the electrical ...
Would taking shelter inside this ballpark concession building be safe if lightning or thunder started to occur?  Click on ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Any large substantial enclosed building is a safe place to seek shelter.  Stay away from plumbing or electrical a...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Any large substantial enclosed building is a safe place to seek shelter.  Stay away from plumbing or electrical...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why it is very safe to be in a large substantial enclosed building is that if lightning hits the building, the ...
Would being in this golf cart be safe if thunder and lightning started to occur? Click on your answer –  or SAFE NOT SAFE ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Lighting could strike the golf cart causing serious injury to the person in the cart. Any type of “open” vehicle ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Lighting could strike the golf cart causing serious injury to the person in the cart. Any type of “open” vehicl...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why it is very dangerous to be in a golf cart, or any other type of vehicle that is “open” to the outside, is t...
If lightning or thunder started to occur, would this group of people standing on top of a tall mountain be safe? Click on ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   These people would be in an extremely dangerous location. Lightning typically strikes the tallest object, such a...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   These people would be in an extremely dangerous location. Lightning typically strikes the tallest object, such...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why mountains are dangerous is they are typically the tallest objects around, and are highly exposed. If you pl...
If thunder or lightning started to occur, would these folks participating in these water sports be safe? Click on your ans...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   Lightning tends to strike isolated objects, like these boaters on the flat lake surface. At the first sign of a ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Lightning tends to strike isolated objects, like these boaters on the flat lake surface. At the first sign of a...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why a boat or a jet ski is dangerous when thunder and lightning is occurring is that the boat/jet ski is the ta...
If lightning or thunder started to occur, would these riders on their ATVs and dirt bikes be safe? Click on your answer – ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   Being on an ATV or motorcycle during a  lightning storm is a dangerous thing to do. The rubber tires offer NO pr...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   Being on an ATV or motorcycle during  a lightning storm is a dangerous thing to do. The rubber tires offer no ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why riding a motorcycle or any type of ATV is dangerous when lighting is occurring is that you are completely e...
If lightning or thunder started to occur, would this camper be a safe place to seek shelter? Click on your answer –  or 20...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   Being in a all metal camper like this is relatively safe. However, if you have the opportunity to  get into a la...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   Being in a all metal camper like this is relatively safe. However, if you have the opportunity to  get into a ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why a camper or motorhome is relatively safe from lightning is it is surrounded by metal, which will transfer t...
Would sitting on these bleachers be safe if lightning and thunder began to occur? Click on your answer –  or SAFE NOT SAFE...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   Lightning has a tendency to strike tall objects, such as these bleachers. It does not matter if the bleachers ar...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  Lightning has a tendency to strike tall objects, such as these bleachers. It does not matter if the bleachers a...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why bleachers are dangerous is they are typically the tallest objects in the area, and lightning has a tendency...
If thunder and lightning began to occur, would this playground area be a safe place to be?    Click on your answer –  or S...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT  Anyplace outside is dangerous to be when lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more informatio...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   Anyplace outside is dangerous to be when lightning is occurring. Click here for more information on why it is ...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why this playground is a dangerous place to be is it is outside. Anywhere outside during thunder and lightning ...
If thunder or lightning started to occur, would this small bathroom facility be a safe place to seek shelter? Click on you...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   This building is too small to be in during lightning activity. A direct lightning strike to this building may ca...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  This building is too small to be in during lightning activity. A direct lightning strike to this building may c...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why this type of building is not safe is due to its size. Although this building may have plumbing and electric...
Would seeking shelter in this open barn be safe to do if thunder and lightning started to occur? Click on your answer –  o...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   This barn is an unsafe place to be in  during a lightning storm. This building is not completely enclosed and li...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT  This barn is an unsafe place to be in  during a lightning storm. This building is not completely enclosed and l...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why the pole barn (or any other type of shelter that is open to the outside) is dangerous is the electrical cur...
Would standing near this telephone pole be safe to do if thunder and lightning started to occur?  Click on your answer –  ...
Woops, you need to either click on   SAFE   or   NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen  to return to the previous slide.
CORRECT   Lightning typically strikes tall isolated objects. You do not want to be near tall isolated objects when lightni...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
INCORRECT   Lightning typically strikes tall isolated objects. You do not want to be near tall isolated objects when light...
Woops, you need to click on the  little orange arrow  in the  lower right hand side of the slide  to advance to the next q...
The reason why it is not safe to be near tall isolated objects, such as utility poles, is lightning has a natural tendency...
Lightning Safety Game CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve completed the “Lightning Safety Game” Remember,  NO  place outdoors is safe ...
For more information about why hard topped vehicles are safe during lightning activity,  click here To read a story of why...
STEPHEN HODANISH Meteorologist, NWS Pueblo, CO—Author of this presentation KATHY TORGERSON Meteorologist, NWS Pueblo, CO—C...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the NOAA/National Weather Service Lightning Safety Game Version 2.1 Click on arrow to CONTINUE
  2. 2. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow to advance. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  3. 3. In this Lightning Safety Game, you will be shown a photograph with an accompanying question. Your job is to answer the question correctly by clicking on either SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click on arrow to START the GAME
  4. 4. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow to advance. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  5. 5. If you were outside and lightning or thunder started to occur, would the inside of this school building be safe place to go into? Click on your answer – or NOT SAFE SAFE 1 of 25
  6. 6. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  7. 7. CORRECT Any large substantial enclosed building, such as a home, school, or business is a very safe place to be when lightning is occurring. CONTINUE SAFE Click here to learn more information on why a large substantial enclosed building is a safe place to be in during thunder and lightning activity QUESTION
  8. 8. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  9. 9. INCORRECT Any large substantial enclosed building, such as a home, school, or business is a very safe place to be when lightning is occurring. CONTINUE SAFE QUESTION Click here to learn more information on why a large substantial enclosed building is a safe place to be in during thunder and lightning activity
  10. 10. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  11. 11. The reason why it is safe to be in a large substantial enclosed building is that if lightning hits the building, the electrical current will travel through the wiring or plumbing, and then safely into the ground. A large, enclosed substantial building is the safest place to be in during thunder and lightning activity. Examples of large substantial buildings include schools, businesses, homes and apartments. If you are in a building, stay away from plumbing or anything that is connected to the electric, cable or telephone system, such as a computer, TV, corded telephone, etc. Many large buildings have lightning protection systems that safely guide the electrical current deep into the earths surface.
  12. 12. Click on your answer – or If lightning or thunder started to occur, would it be safe to seek shelter under a tree? SAFE NOT SAFE 2 of 25
  13. 13. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  14. 14. CORRECT Lighting typically strikes tall isolated objects such as trees. Trees are very dangerous to be under when thunder and lightning is occurring. STAY AWAY FROM TREES! NOT SAFE CONTINUE Click here for more information on why trees are NOT safe to be near when thunder and lightning is occurring QUESTION
  15. 15. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  16. 16. INCORRECT Standing under a tree is one of the most dangerous things you can do when lighting is occurring. STAY AWAY FROM TREES! NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why trees are NOT safe to be near when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE QUESTION
  17. 17. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  18. 18. The reason it is not safe to be near tall isolated objects, such as trees, is lightning has a tendency to strike tall isolated objects. Standing under a tree is the most dangerous thing you can do when lightning is occurring. The tree may help stay dry, but it will not protect you from lightning! STAY AWAY FROM TREES!
  19. 19. If lightning or thunder started to occur, would getting inside this bus be a safe thing to do? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 3 of 25
  20. 20. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  21. 21. CORRECT Getting into this bus is a safe thing to do when lightning and thunder is occurring. Any metal topped vehicle is safe to be in when thunder and lightning is occurring. Roll up the windows and don’t touch anything metal inside the vehicle. Click here for information on why hard topped vehicles are safe to be in during lightning activity SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  22. 22. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  23. 23. INCORRECT Getting into this bus is a safe thing to do when lightning and thunder is occurring. Any metal topped vehicle is safe to be in when thunder and lightning is occurring. Roll up the windows and don’t touch anything metal inside the vehicle. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for information on why hard topped vehicles are safe to be in during lightning activity SAFE
  24. 24. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  25. 25. The reason why an enclosed metal top vehicle (school bus, car, SUV, truck, minivan, etc) is safe is due to the fact that it is surrounded by metal. If lightning should hit a metal topped vehicle, the electrical current will travel across the metal skin of the vehicle, and safely down into the ground. It is important to not touch any metal in the vehicle while lightning is occurring. At the end of this quiz, you will be able to visit a web site which discusses more about automobiles and lightning safety.
  26. 26. The man below was just about to take a walk in the park when he saw a nearby lightning flash and heard thunder. He is now running towards his car and plans to get into his car to seek safety from the lightning threat. Is this a safe thing to do? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 4 of 25
  27. 27. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  28. 28. CORRECT Getting into a hard topped vehicle is a very safe place to be when lightning is occurring. SAFE CONTINUE Click here for more information on why hard topped vehicles are safe to be in during thunder and lightning activity. QUESTION
  29. 29. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  30. 30. INCORRECT Getting into a hard topped vehicle is a very safe place to be when lightning is occurring. If lightning and thunder begins to occur and you can get into a hard topped vehicle, GET INTO IT . Click here for more information on why hard topped vehicles are safe to be in during thunder and lightning activity. CONTINUE QUESTION SAFE
  31. 31. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  32. 32. The reason why an enclosed metal top vehicle (car, SUV, truck, van, bus, etc) is safe is due to the fact that it is surrounded by metal. If lightning should hit a metal topped vehicle, the electrical current will travel across the metal skin of the vehicle, and safely down into the ground. Do not touch any metal in the vehicle (don’t touch the radio) while lightning is occurring. It is important to remember that you should get to a hard topped vehicle at the first sign of a lightning storm. Don’t wait until the lightning is occurring immediately around you before running to the vehicle. At the end of this lightning safety quiz, you will have the opportunity to visit a web site which discusses more about automobiles and lightning safety . .
  33. 33. Below is a man who just saw a lightning flash and heard thunder. He stopped what he was doing and squatted down. Is this the safest thing to do? Click on your answer – or 5 of 25 SAFE NOT SAFE
  34. 34. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  35. 35. CORRECT This is not the safest thing to do because lightning could still strike you. The safest thing to do is get inside a large substantial enclosed building or a metal topped vehicle. CONTINUE Click here for more information on why “squatting” down is NOT the safest thing to do when thunder and lightning is occurring QUESTION NOT SAFE
  36. 36. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  37. 37. INCORRECT This is not the safest thing to do because lightning could still strike you. The safest thing to do is get inside a large substantial enclosed building or a metal topped vehicle. Click here for more information on why “squatting” down is NOT the safest thing to do when thunder and lightning is occurring NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  38. 38. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  39. 39. The safest thing to do if you are outside and lightning and/or thunder begins to occur is to run to a safe shelter such as a large substantial enclosed building or a metal topped vehicle. You do not want to remain outside when lightning is occurring . Remember, it is important to run to a safe shelter immediately once lightning becomes a threat; if you hear the first rumble of thunder, run to shelter. If you see a lightning flash, run to shelter. If you see dark threatening clouds developing overhead, run to shelter. Do not wait until the storm is upon you before seeking shelter. The only time you would want to consider squatting down is if you were outside in an open area and there was no safe location nearby for you to run to. This situation typically occurs to hikers-campers who are out in the wilderness. Remember; people are struck by lightning because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. The wrong place is anywhere outside. The wrong time is anytime a thunderstorm is overhead or nearby.
  40. 40. If lightning or thunder was occurring outside, would talking on a corded phone be a safe thing to do? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 6 of 25
  41. 41. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  42. 42. CORRECT Lightning could strike the telephone or electric lines outside, and the dangerous electrical current could travel through the wires, and electrocute the person using the telephone. CONTINUE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be talking on a corded phone when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. NOT SAFE QUESTION
  43. 43. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  44. 44. INCORRECT Lightning could strike the telephone or electric lines outside, and the dangerous electrical current could travel through the wires, and electrocute the person using the telephone. NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be talking on a corded phone when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. CONTINUE QUESTION
  45. 45. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  46. 46. The reason why being on a corded telephone is dangerous is due to the fact that the telephone is connected to the telephone wires outside. If lightning were to strike these telephone wires, the electrical current could travel through the phone lines and into the telephone handset. Numerous people have been injured and killed by lighting while talking on a corded telephone. It should be noted that phones that are not connected to a cord, such as cell phones and telephones that do not have a cord are safe to use when lightning activity is occurring outside.
  47. 47. Would playing a video game with a corded game controller be a safe thing to do if thunder or lightning was occurring outside? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 7 of 25
  48. 48. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  49. 49. INCORRECT Lightning could strike the house or the utility wires connected to the house. The dangerous electrical current could then travel through the wiring, and electrocute the person playing the videogame. CONTINUE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be playing a videogame which is connected to a TV when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. NOT SAFE QUESTION
  50. 50. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  51. 51. CORRECT Lightning could strike the house or the utility wires connected to the house. The dangerous electrical current could then travel through the wiring, and electrocute the person playing the videogame. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be playing a videogame which is connected to a TV when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  52. 52. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  53. 53. The reason why it is dangerous to play a videogame while thunder and lightning is occurring outside is that the video game and the TV are connected to the outside wiring. TVs are typically connected to both the cable and electrical lines. Lightning could strike the utility lines outside (or the house itself) and travel through the wiring connected to the TV set, and then into the videogame.
  54. 54. Would washing dishes in your home be a safe thing to do if thunder and lightning were occurring outside? Click on your answer – or NOT SAFE SAFE 8 of 25
  55. 55. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  56. 56. CORRECT Washing dishes would be a dangerous thing to do if thunder and lightning were occurring outside. You do NOT want to be in contact with water (bathing, washing dishes, etc) if thunder and lightning were occurring outside. CONTINUE Click here for more information on why being in contact with water inside your home is NOT safe when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. QUESTION NOT SAFE
  57. 57. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  58. 58. INCORRECT Washing dishes would be a dangerous thing to do if thunder and lightning were occurring outside. You do NOT want to be in contact with water (bathing, washing dishes, etc) if thunder and lightning were occurring outside. CONTINUE Click here for more information on why being in contact with water inside your home is NOT safe when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. QUESTION NOT SAFE
  59. 59. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  60. 60. The reason why it is dangerous to be in contact with water in the home when thunder and lightning is occurring outside is if lightning were to strike in or near the home, the dangerous electrical current from the flash could get into the plumbing, electrocuting the person in contact with the water. Remember, water is an excellent conductor of electricity. You do not want to be taking a bath or shower, or washing dishes, when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. Some people have access to covered swimming pools on their property. These are also dangerous to be in or near when thunder and lightning is occurring. All types of swimming pools, inside or outside, are dangerous when lightning is occurring. It is a good idea to simply stay away from any and all types of plumbing when storms are nearby.
  61. 61. If lightning or thunder was occurring outside, would working on a computer be a safe thing to do?? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 9 of 25
  62. 62. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  63. 63. CORRECT Lightning could either strike the utility wires outside or directly strike the building. This dangerous electrical current could travel through the wires, and electrocute the person working on the computer. CONTINUE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be working on a computer when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. NOT SAFE QUESTION
  64. 64. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  65. 65. INCORRECT Lightning could either strike the utility wires outside or directly strike the building. This dangerous electrical current could travel through the wires, and electrocute the person working on the computer. NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be working on a computer when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. CONTINUE QUESTION
  66. 66. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  67. 67. The reason why working on a computer is dangerous is due to the fact that the computer is connected to a variety of wires and cables which are connected to the wiring of the building. Lightning could either directly strike the building or the outside utility wiring and then travel into the building. The dangerous current could then travel through the wiring in the building, and electrocute the person typing on the keyboard. Computers in the workplace are connected to a variety of wiring sources, including power, telephone, LAN systems and cable. Many computer systems at home are connected to the electrical outlet and either the cable line and telephone line. Computers which are not connected to any wiring are safe to use when thunder and lightning is occurring outside. It is always a good idea to disconnect your home computer from all outside wiring (power, cable, telephone). Nearly all “power surge devices” are not designed to handle the intense currents/voltages of a lightning strike.
  68. 68. If lightning and thunder began to occur, would these construction workers be in a safe location? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 10 of 25
  69. 69. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  70. 70. INCORRECT These men are on top of a roof and are the tallest objects around. They would be in extreme danger if lightning activity began to occur. CONTINUE Click here for more information on why this type of activity is NOT safe when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE QUESTION
  71. 71. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  72. 72. CORRECT These men are on top of a roof and are the tallest objects around. They would be in extreme danger if lightning activity began to occur. Click here for more information on why this type of activity is NOT safe when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  73. 73. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  74. 74. A person on a roof is in a very dangerous location if lightning were in the vicinity. There are 2 main reasons why being on a roof is dangerous; 1) The person is outside and is on top of a tall object (the roof), and 2) The person would be completely exposed and relatively isolated. Lightning typically strikes tall isolated exposed objects. Lightning caused house fires are relatively common. The primary area where lightning strikes the house is the roof. You do not want to be on top of a roof when lightning is occurring.
  75. 75. If lighting or thunder started to occur, would it be safe to seek shelter in a convertible? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 11 of 25
  76. 76. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  77. 77. CORRECT Soft topped convertibles are NOT safe during lightning activity. Without a metal top. lightning can easily get inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, even if the top is “up”. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be in a soft topped convertible when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE NOT SAFE QUESTION
  78. 78. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  79. 79. INCORRECT Soft topped convertibles are NOT safe during lightning activity. Without a metal top. lightning can easily get inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, even if the top is “up”. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be in a soft topped convertible when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE QUESTION NOT SAFE
  80. 80. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  81. 81. The reason why a soft topped convertible is not safe is that the fabric of the roof offers absolutely no protection from the electrical current of a lightning strike to the vehicle. The electrical current could easily get into the compartment of the vehicle electrocuting the occupants. If you are driving along in a convertible and a lightning storm develops overhead or nearby, you should stop the vehicle and seek shelter in a large substantial building. There are some hard-topped (metal) convertibles on the market. These are relatively safer to be in as long as the top is up.
  82. 82. Below is a picture of people leaving a shopping center grocery store and walking towards their vehicles. If thunder and lightning were occurring, would it be safe for these people to leave the building and head towards their vehicles? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 12 of 25
  83. 83. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  84. 84. INCORRECT Leaving the building is not safe. You should remain in the building until the threat of lightning is over. Every year, quite a few people are struck by lightning while heading back to their cars when leaving a shopping center. Just because the rain lets up doesn’t mean lightning cannot strike. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to leave a building to head back towards your car when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE NOT SAFE QUESTION
  85. 85. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  86. 86. CORRECT Leaving the building is not safe. You should remain in the building until the threat of lightning is over. Every year, quite a few people are struck by lightning while heading back to their cars when leaving a shopping center. Just because the rain lets up doesn’t mean lightning cannot strike. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to leave a building to head back towards your car when thunder and lightning is occurring NOT SAFE
  87. 87. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  88. 88. History has repeatedly that people leave shopping centers too early when a lightning storm is occurring. Why this happens is people wait until the rain lets up, and then run towards their vehicles. However, the problem is that the lightning can still strike after the rain lets up. Just because the rain lets up does not mean the lightning threat is decreasing. You should stay in the shopping center until the thunder and lightning ends completely. Every year people in shopping center parking lots are struck by lightning while running towards their cars. How are people struck by lightning in shopping center parking lots? Typically, lightning strikes an object in the parking lot, such as the tall light poles. The dangerous current from the lightning flash then travels down the object and across the wet ground surface, electrocuting the people walking on the wet parking lot. Lightning can also directly strike the person walking in the parking lot. Your rubber shoes offer NO protection whatsoever from the very high voltages of a lightning flash.
  89. 89. If lightning began to occur, would these ball players be in a safe location? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 13 of 25
  90. 90. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  91. 91. CORRECT If you are outside during a thunderstorm, you are at risk of being struck. Lightning tends to strike tall isolated objects, such as these players standing in an open field, or the nearby tall metal poles. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be outside playing any type of outdoor sporting activity when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE
  92. 92. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  93. 93. INCORRECT If you are outside during a thunderstorm, you are at risk of being struck. Lightning tends to strike tall isolated objects, such as these players standing in an open field, or the nearby tall metal poles. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be outside playing any type of outdoor sporting activity when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE
  94. 94. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  95. 95. Outdoor sporting activities are dangerous during thunder and lightning because you are outside and exposed to the lightning threat. Those involved in outdoor sporting activities have an increased risk of being struck due to the fact that they are typically standing or running in a large open field. In addition, large light poles are usually nearby, and these poles are susceptible to being hit because they are tall isolated objects. If you (or your family) are involved in an outdoor sporting activity, and lightning and thunder begins to occur, IMMEDIATELY RUN OFF THE FIELD AND GET INTO A SAFE SHELTER (such as your vehicle [a hard topped vehicle] or a large substantial building). At the end of this quiz, you will be have the opportunity to visit the NCAA lightning safety website.
  96. 96. If lightning and thunder began to occur, would these folks underneath these tents and picnic shelters be in a safe location? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 14 of 25
  97. 97. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  98. 98. CORRECT Seeking shelter under tents or picnic shelters or any other type of “open” building when thunder and lightning is occurring is dangerous. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be in a tent when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to seek shelter under a picnic shelter when thunder and lightning is occurring.
  99. 99. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  100. 100. INCORRECT Seeking shelter under tents or picnic shelters or any other type of “open” building when thunder and lightning is occurring is dangerous. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be in a tent when thunder and lightning is occurring. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to seek shelter under a picnic shelter when thunder and lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION NOT SAFE
  101. 101. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  102. 102. The reason why tents are dangerous is they offer no protection from the electrical current of a lightning flash. A direct lightning flash will go straight into the tent. A nearby lightning flash may be equally as dangerous as the current could travel across the ground and into the tent. It does not matter how big the tent is; a one person camping tent is just as dangerous as a circus tent. It also does not matter if the tent is “open” or “closed”, Numerous people have been injured or killed in all types of tents. Rubber mats inside the tent offer no protection from a lightning flash. In addition, it does not matter if the poles holding up the tent are metal or fiberglass or wood…they are all equally dangerous. A tent is designed to keep you dry, and to keep the bugs away from you. It offers no protection whatsoever from a direct or nearby lightning flash. Remember, if you are camping, and your vehicle is nearby, go run to your vehicle and wait out the storm inside your vehicle. Better yet, if there is a substantially large building nearby, run to this building and wait out the storm inside.
  103. 103. The reason why a picnic shelter (or any other type of shelter that is open to the outside) is dangerous is the electrical current from a direct lightning flash can easily get inside of the shelter. Lightning can also hit nearby, and the current could travel across the surface electrocuting any occupants standing under the shelter. Other type of “open” shelters which are dangerous include any type of picnic shelters or pavilions, baseball dugouts, car ports, porch overhangs or beach shacks. Below are just a few examples of shelters which are dangerous to be under during lightning activity. NOT SAFE NOT SAFE NOT SAFE NOT SAFE
  104. 104. Would taking shelter inside this ballpark concession building be safe if lightning or thunder started to occur? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 15 of 25
  105. 105. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  106. 106. CORRECT Any large substantial enclosed building is a safe place to seek shelter. Stay away from plumbing or electrical appliances. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why it is safe to be in a large enclosed building when thunder and lightning is occurring. SAFE
  107. 107. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  108. 108. INCORRECT Any large substantial enclosed building is a safe place to seek shelter. Stay away from plumbing or electrical appliances. Click here for more information on why it is safe to be in a large enclosed building when thunder and lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION SAFE
  109. 109. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  110. 110. The reason why it is very safe to be in a large substantial enclosed building is that if lightning hits the building, the electrical current will travel through the wiring or plumbing, and then safely into the ground. A large, enclosed substantial building is the safest place to be in during thunder and lightning activity. Examples of large substantial buildings include schools, businesses, homes and apartments. If you are in a building, it is a good idea to stay away from plumbing or anything that is connected to the electric, cable or telephone system, such as a computer, TV, corded telephone, etc. Many large buildings have lightning protection systems that safely guide the electrical current deep into the earths surface.
  111. 111. Would being in this golf cart be safe if thunder and lightning started to occur? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 16 of 25
  112. 112. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  113. 113. CORRECT Lighting could strike the golf cart causing serious injury to the person in the cart. Any type of “open” vehicle is dangerous during lightning activity. NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why “open” vehicles are NOT safe to be in when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE QUESTION
  114. 114. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  115. 115. INCORRECT Lighting could strike the golf cart causing serious injury to the person in the cart. Any type of “open” vehicle is dangerous during lightning activity. NOT SAFE CONTINUE Click here for more information on why “open” vehicles are NOT safe to be in when thunder and lightning is occurring QUESTION
  116. 116. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  117. 117. The reason why it is very dangerous to be in a golf cart, or any other type of vehicle that is “open” to the outside, is that the lighting can easily strike the people riding in the vehicle. Even if the flash does not make direct contact with the occupants in the vehicle, the dangerous electrical currents will likely cause serious injury or death. The rubber tires on any type of vehicle do NOT make the vehicle “safe” during lightning activity. An average lightning flash typically travels 7 miles through the atmosphere. An inch or so of rubber will not make any difference whatsoever. Any type of “open” vehicle is dangerous during lightning activity.
  118. 118. If lightning or thunder started to occur, would this group of people standing on top of a tall mountain be safe? Click on your answer – or 17 of 25 SAFE NOT SAFE
  119. 119. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  120. 120. CORRECT These people would be in an extremely dangerous location. Lightning typically strikes the tallest object, such as mountains. Click here for more information on why being on top of a mountain is NOT safe when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  121. 121. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  122. 122. INCORRECT These people would be in an extremely dangerous location. Lightning typically strikes the tallest object, such as mountains. Click here for more information on why being on top of a mountain is NOT safe when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  123. 123. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  124. 124. The reason why mountains are dangerous is they are typically the tallest objects around, and are highly exposed. If you plan to hike in the mountains, you should plan to be down the mountain before lightning starts. At the end of this lightning safety quiz, you will have an opportunity to visit a web site and read a story of a young man who was killed by lightning on top of the mountain in the photograph you just viewed.
  125. 125. If thunder or lightning started to occur, would these folks participating in these water sports be safe? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 18 of 25
  126. 126. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  127. 127. CORRECT Lightning tends to strike isolated objects, like these boaters on the flat lake surface. At the first sign of a lightning storm, you should get back to land immediately. NOT SAFE NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it Is NOT safe being on a small aquatic vehicle when thunder and lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION
  128. 128. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  129. 129. INCORRECT Lightning tends to strike isolated objects, like these boaters on the flat lake surface. At the first sign of a lightning storm, you should get back to land immediately. NOT SAFE NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it Is NOT safe being on a small aquatic vehicle when thunder and lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION
  130. 130. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  131. 131. The reason why a boat or a jet ski is dangerous when thunder and lightning is occurring is that the boat/jet ski is the tallest object out on the flat water, and is susceptible to being struck by a lightning flash. In addition, boats, especially boats that do not have large enclosed cabins, offer no protection from a lightning flash. Boats which have large enclosed cabins are safe to be in during lightning activity.
  132. 132. If lightning or thunder started to occur, would these riders on their ATVs and dirt bikes be safe? Click on your answer – or 19 of 25 SAFE NOT SAFE
  133. 133. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  134. 134. CORRECT Being on an ATV or motorcycle during a lightning storm is a dangerous thing to do. The rubber tires offer NO protection from lightning. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be on a motorcycle or any type of ATV vehicle when thunder and lightning is occurring NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  135. 135. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  136. 136. INCORRECT Being on an ATV or motorcycle during a lightning storm is a dangerous thing to do. The rubber tires offer no protection from lightning. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be on a motorcycle or any type of ATV vehicle when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE QUESTION NOT SAFE
  137. 137. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  138. 138. The reason why riding a motorcycle or any type of ATV is dangerous when lighting is occurring is that you are completely exposed to the lightning threat. While you are riding, you are relatively the tallest object around and a target for lightning. You cannot “outrun” a lightning flash on an ATV or a motorcycle. The tires on a motorcycle or ATV offer absolutely NO protection whatsoever from lightning. Numerous people have been struck by lightning while riding motorcycles and ATVs. In 2005, 3 cyclists in Colorado were struck by lightning on 3 separate occasions. At the end of this quiz, you can read an article about a man who was riding a motorcycle in Colorado at highway speeds and was killed by a lightning flash.
  139. 139. If lightning or thunder started to occur, would this camper be a safe place to seek shelter? Click on your answer – or 20 of 25 SAFE NOT SAFE
  140. 140. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  141. 141. CORRECT Being in a all metal camper like this is relatively safe. However, if you have the opportunity to get into a large enclosed substantial shelter, or a metal topped vehicle, you should do this instead. The reason why some metal campers may not be the safest place to be is that the metal skin of these vehicles may be too thin, and some of the electrical current from the lightning flash could melt the metal skin, and get inside the vehicle. SAFE Click here for more information on why it is relatively safer to be in a camper when thunder and lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION
  142. 142. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  143. 143. INCORRECT Being in a all metal camper like this is relatively safe. However, if you have the opportunity to get into a large enclosed substantial shelter, or a metal topped vehicle, you should do this instead. The reason why some metal campers may not be the safest place to be is that the metal skin of these vehicles may be too thin, and some of the electrical current from the lightning flash could melt the metal skin, and get inside the vehicle. SAFE Click here for more information on why it is relatively safer to be in a camper when thunder and lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION
  144. 144. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  145. 145. The reason why a camper or motorhome is relatively safe from lightning is it is surrounded by metal, which will transfer the dangerous electric current safely around you (similar to a hard topped vehicle). However, some campers or motorhomes have metal exteriors which are too thin and may allow the dangerous electric current from a lightning strike to penetrate through the metal. Nearly all of the casualties associated with people in the vicinity of campers or motorhomes occurred while they were standing in the open doorway, or under an attached awning, and lightning hit the structure. If you have no choice but a camper or motorhome for shelter, get completely inside and close the door, and stay away from the metal surface. If you have a choice between a camper/motorhome or a large substantial building or a hard topped vehicle, seek shelter in the building or the vehicle.
  146. 146. Would sitting on these bleachers be safe if lightning and thunder began to occur? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 21 of 25
  147. 147. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  148. 148. CORRECT Lightning has a tendency to strike tall objects, such as these bleachers. It does not matter if the bleachers are wood or metal, they are all dangerous. CONTINUE QUESTION NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be on bleachers when thunder and lightning is occurring.
  149. 149. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  150. 150. INCORRECT Lightning has a tendency to strike tall objects, such as these bleachers. It does not matter if the bleachers are wood or metal, they are all dangerous. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be on bleachers when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE
  151. 151. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  152. 152. The reason why bleachers are dangerous is they are typically the tallest objects in the area, and lightning has a tendency to strike tall objects. Bleachers which are made of wood, metal or cement are all dangerous. Metal bleachers are believed to be more dangerous as the metal will conduct the electricity across the entire surface of the bleachers. Enclosed box seating, (such as those you see at major outdoor sports arenas) are much safer from lightning, as they are enclosed.
  153. 153. If thunder and lightning began to occur, would this playground area be a safe place to be? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 22 of 25
  154. 154. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  155. 155. CORRECT Anyplace outside is dangerous to be when lightning is occurring. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be outside playing in a playground when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE
  156. 156. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  157. 157. INCORRECT Anyplace outside is dangerous to be when lightning is occurring. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be outside playing in a playground when thunder and lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  158. 158. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  159. 159. The reason why this playground is a dangerous place to be is it is outside. Anywhere outside during thunder and lightning activity is dangerous.
  160. 160. If thunder or lightning started to occur, would this small bathroom facility be a safe place to seek shelter? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 23 of 25
  161. 161. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  162. 162. CORRECT This building is too small to be in during lightning activity. A direct lightning strike to this building may cause electrical arcing to occur inside the building. CONTINUE QUESTION NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be in small buildings when thunder and lightning is occurring
  163. 163. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  164. 164. INCORRECT This building is too small to be in during lightning activity. A direct lightning strike to this building may cause electrical arcing to occur inside the building. Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be in small buildings when thunder and lightning is occurring NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  165. 165. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  166. 166. The reason why this type of building is not safe is due to its size. Although this building may have plumbing and electrical wiring inside of it, a direct lightning flash to this type of building may cause the electric current to arc between the walls inside the building. A small enclosed building which does NOT have any plumbing or wiring is very dangerous to be in. This is why it is recommended that you seek shelter in a large substantial building (such as your home, a business, a school, etc) when lightning is occurring. The second best place to be is inside a metal topped vehicle.
  167. 167. Would seeking shelter in this open barn be safe to do if thunder and lightning started to occur? Click on your answer – or SAFE NOT SAFE 24 of 25
  168. 168. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  169. 169. CORRECT This barn is an unsafe place to be in during a lightning storm. This building is not completely enclosed and lightning can strike inside the building. CONTINUE QUESTION Click here for more information on why this type of shelter is NOT safe to be in when thunder and lightning is occurring NOT SAFE
  170. 170. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  171. 171. INCORRECT This barn is an unsafe place to be in during a lightning storm. This building is not completely enclosed and lightning can strike inside the building. Click here for more information on why this type of shelter is NOT safe to be in when thunder and lightning is occurring NOT SAFE CONTINUE QUESTION
  172. 172. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  173. 173. The reason why the pole barn (or any other type of shelter that is open to the outside) is dangerous is the electrical current from the lightning flash can easily get inside of the building. Lightning can hit the building and then travel across the ground surface electrocuting any occupants standing in the shelter. Other type of “open” shelters which are dangerous include picnic shelters, baseball dugouts, beach shacks, any type of tent (it does not matter the size) or car ports.
  174. 174. Would standing near this telephone pole be safe to do if thunder and lightning started to occur? Click on your answer – or NOT SAFE SAFE 25 of 25
  175. 175. Woops, you need to either click on SAFE or NOT SAFE . Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  176. 176. CORRECT Lightning typically strikes tall isolated objects. You do not want to be near tall isolated objects when lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be near tall isolated objects when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE QUESTION
  177. 177. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  178. 178. INCORRECT Lightning typically strikes tall isolated objects. You do not want to be near tall isolated objects when lightning is occurring. NOT SAFE Click here for more information on why it is NOT safe to be near tall isolated objects when thunder and lightning is occurring CONTINUE QUESTION
  179. 179. Woops, you need to click on the little orange arrow in the lower right hand side of the slide to advance to the next question. Click anywhere on the screen to return to the previous slide.
  180. 180. The reason why it is not safe to be near tall isolated objects, such as utility poles, is lightning has a natural tendency to strike tall isolated objects. Utility poles have an additional inherent danger when it comes to lightning. A lightning flash could strike the utility pole, and the current from the flash could travel through the wires and into a home or business. Since the wires are excellent conductors of electricity, this dangerous current could travel a great distance. Although being in a home or business is very safe when thunder and lightning is occurring outside, it is important for you to not be in contact with anything that could be connected to the outside utility wiring (such as a computer, a corded telephone, etc). You also want to stay away from the plumbing.
  181. 181. Lightning Safety Game CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve completed the “Lightning Safety Game” Remember, NO place outdoors is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. At the first sign of lightning and thunder, run to a safe location. Don’t wait until the storm is on top of you! A safe location is a home, school, store, or other large fully enclosed substantially constructed building. A hard topped vehicle, such as a car, SUV, truck, or bus is also a very good place to seek shelter if no large, fully enclosed building is nearby. Click here for more safety information Click here to play again Click here to end the game Credits
  182. 182. For more information about why hard topped vehicles are safe during lightning activity, click here To read a story of why it is not safe to be on mountains when lightning is occurring, click here To read a story of why it is not safe to be on a motorcycle when lightning is occurring, click here Visit the NOAA/National Weather Service Lightning Safety page Visit the NCAA Lightning Safety Website Click here to return to previous slide MORE INFORMATION
  183. 183. STEPHEN HODANISH Meteorologist, NWS Pueblo, CO—Author of this presentation KATHY TORGERSON Meteorologist, NWS Pueblo, CO—Created the original “Lightning Safety Game” and contributed photos. PAM EVENSON Meteorologist, NWS Pueblo, CO—Assisted Kathy with original “Lightning Safety Game” and contributed photos. WILLIAM P. ROEDER 45th Weather Squadron U.S. Air Force MARY FILL IN YOUR TITLE HERE. LISA M. HODANISH Graphic Designer, Pueblo West, CO—Graphic Design and Photography. Click here to return to previous slide CREDITS – still need to work on this page…
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