• Before heading to the golf course, check weather reports, and curb your outdoor activities accordingly.
  • At the golf course heed all weather warnings.
  • If you see lightning off in the distance, head to the clubhouse or other indoor shelter immediately. Don't wait!
  • If you cannot get to an enclosed building, go to a low-lying, open place away from trees, poles or metal objects. Ensure the place you pick is not subject to flooding. Distance yourself from anything metal or graphite. Remember, lightning rods are often made of graphite. It's a good idea to place your cart at least 50 feet away from you.
For additional emergency preparedness information please visit: www.redcross.org.

-- New York State Association of Fire Chiefs