29 Jul '16, 4pm

#Campers & #hikers are among those most affected by #lightning. Stay safe! #Camping #Hiking

#Campers & #hikers are among those most affected by #lightning. Stay safe! #Camping #Hiking

Lightning Safety when Camping (PDF: 1,907KB) Tenting Backcountry Camping Camp Trailers and RV's Lightning flashes over two million times a year across Canada, about once every three seconds during the more intense summer months. Many Canadians look forward to the summer camping season but this is also the season with the highest occurrence of injuries and deaths due to lightning. Over 65 per cent of injuries and deaths by lightning occur when people are participating in outdoor recreation activities. Campers and hikers are among those most commonly affected by lightning, often struck during a thunderstorm when they are in open areas (ground current ) or when taking shelter under trees (side flash ). Research shows that a lightning strike that hits the ground can be fatal out to 10 metres. Some people have been injured 15 to 30 metres away from where a lightning strike has ...

Full article: http://www.ec.gc.ca/foudre-lightning/default.asp?lang=En&...

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