Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 20-26
While it’s easy to brush aside lightning safety tips because the risk of being struck by lightning is less than one in a million, keep in mind that choices you make can greatly change these odds. Lightning strikes may be relatively rare, but they are one of the leading causes of weather-related death. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says lightning kills an average of 51 people in the United States every year. Following some basic lightning safety rules — both inside and out — will keep you safe when there’s a storm.