It depends upon whether we are indoor or outdoor
If we are indoor(inside house or building)
Avoid contact with Electric Wires and Metals
It is because they are a good conductor of electricity
Bathing should be avoided to avoid contact with running water (tap water is a good conductor of electricity)
Unplug Computer /TV
Electrical appliances should be switched off as current can pass through it
If we are Outdoor:
Avoid Open Vehicles
Bikes,tractors and other open vehicles should be avoided as lightning may fall on us.
However, Car, bus etc are safe as they are not open.
So, we should avoid bikes, tractors, open cars
Avoid Open Fields and elevated places
There is more chance of lightning falling on elevated places than on low lying places.
If in a forest, take shelter under Shorter trees
Longer trees have more chance of getting struck by lightning which might burn the tree.
Avoid using Umbrella
Lightning may strike the top end of the metal rod of an umbrella and thus cause harm to us
Sit in a squatting position with head between hands.
This will reduce target for lightning to strike
NCERT Question 7 - Suggest three measures to protect ourselves from lightning.
NCERT Question 12 - The weather department has predicted that a thunderstorm is likely to occur on a certain day. Suppose you have to go out on that day. Would you carry an umbrella? Explain.
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