(HealthDay News) — When lightning nears, the best defense is to go indoors, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Although your home is safer shelter, you can still be at risk of a lightning-related injury. In fact, one-third of lightning strike injuries occur indoors.

To stay safe, the CDC urges:

  • Avoid tap water.
  • Avoid electronic equipment.
  • Avoid corded phones.
  • Avoid windows, doors, porches and concrete.

If you are unable to seek shelter, crouch close to the ground in a ball-like position. Do not lie down, the agency warns.

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