Lightning Safety Week: 23-29 June 2013

Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!


Silver Spring MD, USA — Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena–lightning. Though lightning strike peak in summer, people are struck year round.

In the United States, an average of 54 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured.

Safety: Learn what you need to do to stay safe when thunderstorms threaten.

Victims: Learn what happens to people who are struck by lightning and look at fatality statistics for the U.S.

Science: Learn how thunderstorms develop and what happens during a lightning discharge.

Myths and Facts: Get answers to many of the questions you have always wondered about

More Resources: Download tool kits, posters, pamphlets, and other information to help communities, organizations, and families stay safe from the dangers of lightning.

NOAA Photo Library: Lightning:

NOAA, National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring MD 20910 USA

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