Meteorologists have shown why you should not hide under a tree in a thunderstorm
Some people still ignore this rule. And for good reason.
From school days we remember that the trees are not the best protection against storms and thunderstorms. However, for some reason many people do not pay attention to it or forget at the crucial moment — and hiding under them.
The U.S. national weather service decided to demonstrate what would happen if a tree hit by lightning. They published in his Twitter a video made near the Catholic school in Texas.
⚡This is During a thunderstorm – standing under a tree is literally the WORST place to be.
⚡This is During a thunderstorm – even sitting in a parked car under a tree is dangerous due to falling limbs from lightning and wind.
⚡Now Imagine how many people don’t know this?#WeatherReady pic.twitter.com/S0FIR16oer
— NWS (@NWS) May 16, 2018
During a thunderstorm hiding under a tree is the worst thing you can do.
During a thunderstorm even sit in a car parked near the trees, dangerous. It can fall broken by wind or lightning branches.
Imagine how many people still do not know.
According to statistics, every year in the United States from a lightning strike killed up to 55 people.