Lightning Safety Awareness Week

June 26th, 2014 at 7:29 am by under Weather

It is lightning safety awareness week.  Summer is peak time for lightning strikes to occur and that is also when people are outside more frequently.  About 51 people are killed by lightning every year and hundreds are severely injured.  Here are a few myths vs. facts:

                 MYTH                            FACT

Lightning myth fact  Lightning myth fact 2

Lightning myth fact 3  Lightning myth fact 4

Lightning myth fact 5  Lightning myth fact 6

Additional safety information and more myths and facts are found at this site:

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/

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