What things not to do during an Electrical storm

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  1. Cookie

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    1. Don't fly a kite especially with keys, :D
     
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  4. Cass

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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]MYTH: Jewelry, shoes with metal cleats or metal objects such as tripods, golf clubs and umbrellas will attract lightning and make me more susceptible to a strike.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, helvetica]FALSE / TRUE: This is a tricky area and you need to be careful here. Certainly these objects will not attract lightning from the clouds. However, if the charge field is sufficient for the leader stroke to be near by then the simple act of holding a cell phone to your head or raising an umbrella above your head may be sufficient to cause a ground streamer to begin with you. [/FONT]
     
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