The Best (and Worst) Ways to Avoid Lightning Strikes

Lying on the ground? Seeking shelter in a car? What about the “30/30” rule?

Meteorological researchers couldn’t be clearer about what to do in a lightning storm: Go inside. But persistent myths continue to lead to hundreds of injuries annually. Deaths have declined sharply in the last 50 years, but they still happen. The video above runs through who is mostly likely to be struck and the best way to avoid becoming one of them.