[pagebreak] A. Head for the launch ramp at full speed and don't linger in the boat at water's edge. Hopefully, you'll outr the approaching storm. Avoid things that conduct electricity-water, power lines, plumbing, metal fences, etc. Don't hide under tall trees. Avoid open spaces. The safest place is an enclosed building, but if you can't reach a building, get into a metal-topped vehicle (not a convertible). A vehicle offers protection because the lightning travels around the metal frame to the ground-not because of the rubber tires. If there's no building or car, crouch in a ditch or low ground among clumps of short cover.