was knocked to the ground when lightning struck. Twenty-four-year-old Christine Garcia from Orlando, Florida was hit by lightning and killed on the scene. Four people were transferred to a nearest hospital in serious condition. Three others suffered minor injuries and refused treatment. Blair says it was a bad move to take shelter under a tree during a storm.
Lightning: What You Need to Know
NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area
If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you
When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up
Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder
Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips
If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk:
Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks
Never lie flat on the ground
Never shelter under an isolated tree
Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter
Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water
Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.