You Asked 4 It: Indoor lightning safety

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — KOB 4 received a new question for the You Asked 4 It series:

Anne Patterson asked, “I have heard that one should stay away from windows during lightning storms. In my apartment, the only place away from windows is under the swamp cooler. Given that the swamp cooler is on the roof, is made of metal and contains water, this doesn’t sound like a good place to be?”

Click the video above to see Chief Meteorologist Eddie Garcia’s answer.

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