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Old 05-22-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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I went to school in Miami in the 1970's and 1980's and we had PE every day even if it was pouring. Only way out was if it was storming which was worse because then we would have to go to the cafeteriea and do square dancing which I am still having nightmares about to this day lol!

I don't think it's bad for them to be out in the rain but if it is pouring or lightining then they absolutely should not be outdoors. But please don't subject them to the square dancing.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: England
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I laughed when I saw the post about PE in the rain, thinking "Why not?" But if there are dangers in your area (which are not an issue so much here), then I can understand your fears. Talk to the teachers about it and other parents. Perhaps they could do PE in a gymn when its raining, there are always other options, surely.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Thunder and lightening no -- indoors is much safer. Rain in warm weather never hurt anyone, an umbrella can help keep kids dry.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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It sounds like they need one of the automated lightning detection systems that they have on golf courses. If there is a lightning strike within 6 miles of the facility, the foghorn-sounding thingies go off and everyone must come inside. Otherwise, you could theoretically stay outside in the rain (not my idea of fun, but golfers-including my DH-are crazy that way!).
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Roger Russell's Central Florida Lightning page

I live in what this website calls Lightning Alley
This guy says that Florida has about 1 million cloud to ground lightning strikes per year.

How many of you know someone struck by lightning?

One of my neighbors on the next block was struck by lightning in the street in front of her house, she was running to grab her son out of the storm and she was hit, he was spared. She lived but has some lasting problems because of it.

The Most Dangerous States for Lightning Related Injuries and Deaths
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