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Lightning Safety Week 2011 – June 19-25

 

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

According to the National Weather Service, there were 29 deaths in the U.S. due to lightning in 2010. There has already been one lightning-caused fatality in North Carolina this year. Lightning deaths and injuries are preventable!

Take the time to educate yourself by using the resources on this page to learn more about the science of lightning, lightning safety, survivor stories, and truths & myths behind lightning strikes. What you learn may save your life!

Thunderstorms & Lightning – NWS brochure

Websites:

NOAA/NWS Lightning Safety (Check this site for handouts, indoor safety and outdoor risk reduction tips, medical facts, history, survivor stories, photos, teacher tools, kids page and more)

Past Lightning-Related Posts on ReadyFORSYTH

Thunderstorms & Lightning – FEMA

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