What's the safest place to be, when stuck outside in a thunder storm?
- roderick_youngLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
I'd evaluate whether I was truly stuck outside, or whether the limitation was in my mind. Normally, I wouldn't hitch hike, bang on doors, or break into cars or houses, but if it was a matter of survival, it would be fair game. Shelter is better than survival tricks.
I'd also have to consider what the greatest threat was. Lightning strike? Hypothermia? Flash flood? Hail? Even a tornado? For example, if I was hiking a narrow valley in Hawaii, I would scramble up the valley wall, or climb a small tree. Lightning rarely hits the ground there, but a flash flood could be lethal.
I'm never outside and far from shelter, except when hiking or bike touring. If baseball hail started, and I couldn't run to a nearby overhang or sturdy tree, I'd try to protect my vital areas with my pack or bike.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Underneath the car
- RainLv 72 months ago
Try to go inside any building or apartments. Get inside the car, if available nearby and you will be safe.
- οικοςLv 72 months ago
As low as possible. If flooding is not expected, a ditch is the safest spot.
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- TQLv 72 months ago
There is no safest place to be when stuck outside in a thunder storm [sic].
The time to think about where the safest place to be in a thunderstorm is before you're stuck outside in a thunderstorm.
- DzeLv 72 months ago
near trees but not close to them .. you dont want to be in an open field ..
- MatthewLv 62 months ago
In a low area in an automobile with rubber tires is another good place. Where you don't want to be is next to the Big tall tree in the middle of the open field.
- Justin CaseLv 42 months ago
Any place except Seattle.