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Deadly Lightning

Lightning1Did you know that there are around 60 lightning-related fatalities each year in the United States? Although it can be a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight to behold, lightning is an extremely dangerous weather phenomenon. Lightning can damage or destroy nearly everything it comes into contact with. It can cause physical injury, home damage, and even intense forest fires.

Having a better understanding of lightning can help us better protect ourselves from its dangers. These resources will help you become more familiar with lightning and severe storms:

NOAA/NWS Lightning Information

CDC’s Lightning Safety Tips

NFPA’s Wildfire Safety

ReadyForsyth’s Severe Thunderstorms

Protect yourself and your family: NOAA’s WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS!

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