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;Summer is the peak season for lightning-related deaths and injuries, though people are struck by lightning year-round.
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:The National Weather Service provides a wide range of information about lightning, [http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/  including these facts and tips:]
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;General Tips
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*No outdoor area is safe when you hear thunder.
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*If you hear thunder, find a safe indoor shelter (a substantial building or enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up).
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;Indoor Safety Tips
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*Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment.
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*Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets.
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*Stay away from porches, windows, and doors.
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*Never lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
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;Outdoor Safety Tips
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:No outdoor area is safe during a thunderstorm, but if you're caught outside with no safe shelter options,
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:take these steps to reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
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[[File:Thunderroars goindoors.jpg|320px|right]]
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*Come down from elevated areas.
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*Never lie flat on the ground.
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*Never shelter under an isolated tree.
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*Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter.
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*Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.
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*Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as wire fences.
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;Read some interesting myths and [http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/facts_truth.htm facts about lightning.]

Revision as of 10:20, 24 June 2013

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Contact
Chief Russ Roper
534 Washington Street
Montpelier, ID 83254
Work: 208-847-4237
Fax : 208-847-1346
russr@montpelierpd.com
www.montpelierpd.com

06/01/2013

Chief’s Message June 1, 2013


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Summer Safety Tips PDF File

Nearly 70 percent of Americans, according to the American Red Cross, have been involved in some kind of summer emergency, ranging from insect bites to heat stroke and other life-threatening situations. Here is a file with some tips on how to keep you and your kids safe this summer.

Summer Safety Tips PDF File


Summer is the peak season for lightning-related deaths and injuries, though people are struck by lightning year-round.

The National Weather Service provides a wide range of information about lightning, including these facts and tips:
General Tips
  • No outdoor area is safe when you hear thunder.
  • If you hear thunder, find a safe indoor shelter (a substantial building or enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up).
Indoor Safety Tips
  • Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment.
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets.
  • Stay away from porches, windows, and doors.
  • Never lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
Outdoor Safety Tips
No outdoor area is safe during a thunderstorm, but if you're caught outside with no safe shelter options,
take these steps to reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
Thunderroars goindoors.jpg
  • Come down from elevated areas.
  • Never lie flat on the ground.
  • Never shelter under an isolated tree.
  • Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter.
  • Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.
  • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as wire fences.


Read some interesting myths and facts about lightning.