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The best prevention is avoidance, so "when thunder roars, go indoors."

One of the most dangerous lightning myths is that you can be electrocuted if you touch someone who has been struck by lightning. People who are struck by lightning DO NOT CARRY A CHARGE. Here's what you should do to help.

Call 911.

If there is continuing danger of lightning, you may need to move the victim to a safer location. Do not, however, move people who are bleeding or who have broken bones.

Check for breathing and pulse.

If there are none, immediately begin CPR.