Lightning Safety Plan

Lightning is the second leading cause of direct weather deaths in the U.S., after floods, and results in more fatalities each year than tornadoes and hurricanes combined.   Given the random nature of lightning strikes, absolute protection cannot be guaranteed to any individual or group.

You are ultimately responsible for your personal safety and should take appropriate action when threatened by lightning.   A Lightning Safety Plan, found under Resources, outlines procedures and responsibilities for event managers and provides information about lightning safety guidelines to Princeton University faculty, students, staff, and visitors.