Question 7

Suggest three measures to protect ourselves from lightning.


Measures to protect ourselves from lightening are as follows:

  1. Take shelter in a house or building.
  2. Do not take a bath under running tap water.
  3. Do not stand under a tree.
  4. Do not touch conducting materials like electric wires, poles etc.
  5. Do not use umbrella with a metallic rod.
  6. Do not run across a large open field.
  7. If you cannot find a safe place, squat down in a low lying place.
  8. Unplug all the electrical appliances if you are at home.
  9. Do not use landline phones.

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