I have just gotten my fill of fireworks to last the rest of my life! The #1 Prepper tip should be: Do Not go outside in the middle of a lightning storm and especially when it’s right over your head.
In an attempt to make it to the rest room, I put on my rain gear and proceeded to cross a parking lot. Halfway across the lot, BAAMMM! Lightning struck less than 20 feet away! Followed by momentary blindness and ringing in my ears. I can only equate this to a flash bang grenade. My student was equally shocked (no pun intended) to witness this. He watched the whole thing from the passenger seat of the truck. He was surprised I actually survived it as close as I was.
The moral of the story; Dont play with lightning!