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How to stay safe when lightning strikes

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As we wait for Monsoon storms to roll through Tucson, the Rural Metro Fire Department has advice on how to stay safe when lightning strikes.

RMFD Battalion Chief, John Walka, said there are several hazards that come along with the Monsoon and the best way to protect yourself during a lightning storm is to be proactive.

Walka said the community should be aware of current weather conditions and get to a safe location before the storm hits.

He said the best place to seek shelter is in a wired structure with plumbing, which will help ground the building if lightning strikes.

Walka said that laying on the ground, inside a tent or under a tree will not protect you during a lightning storm.

He advises you follow the Nation Weather Service's motto: When the thunder roars, go indoors.

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