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Posted on: March 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Weather Preparedness Week: Lightning

Lightning is dangerous and HOT---50,000 degrees

Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning kills approximately 20 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured. It is easy to become complacent during thunderstorms, but learning lightning safety facts could help save your life or the life of a loved one.

To get access to the titles listed below please visit the following website:

  • UPDATED Lightning Safety Toolkits
  • Lightning Safety Brochure
  • U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2023
  • Lightning Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: ASL and Closed Captioned
  • "Flash, Dash Inside" slogan and sign created by and for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Lightning Safety for Hard of Hearing
  • YouTube: Lightning Safety Tips
  • Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors: OSHA Factsheet
  • What You Need to Know: Tips for Safety
  • Analysis of Lightning Fatalities: 2006-2019
  • YouTube: Don't Catch the Big One
  • How People are Struck by Lightning
  • Tornado, High Wind and Hail Safety Site

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