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Lightning Safety Tips

Posted on: 3:57 pm, June 25, 2013, by , updated on: 04:16pm, June 25, 2013

Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 23rd to June 29th

The most important thing to keep in mind during the summer season is this: when you can hear thunder then the lightning from a storm can strike at your location. Therefore, when you can hear thunder go indoors.

Many people make the mistake of waiting until it starts to rain to go indoors.  This is dangerous because lightning can strike even when it is not raining


Water is an excellent conductor of electricity, in fact water will attract lightning.  Therefore, when you can hear thunder avoid being in or near water.  Below are some important tips that could save your life.

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Chief Meteorologist Tom Clark with Weather Intern Alyssa Pourmonir

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