Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 21 – 27

The summer season officially began this month and thunderstorms and lightning are common during this time of year.

A number of people die from lightning strikes annually, and hundreds of others experience permanent injury.

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According to the National Weather Service (NWS) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),  deaths by lightning strikes in 2008, 32% took place under a tree and 29% on water.

Take the time to prepare yourself and your family to enjoy the summer safely.

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Know what to do when:
–  a storm is approaching
– you’re caught outside during a storm
– the storm has passed
– someone is struck by lightning

Click here to learn more about how Red Cross can help you prepare.

Click here for more information from the NWS at NOAA.

www.redcrossnca.org

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