Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 22-28, 2014
Lightning Safety Awareness Week is this week. It sounds simple enough, but the idea from the National Weather Service is to keep people safe. Their motto is “when lightning roars go indoors.” That’s always the safest place to be!
Lightning: What You Need to Know
Indoor Lightning Safety
Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction TipsIf you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions mayreduce your risk:
An average of 51 people are killed from lightning strikes each year, and many of those could be prevented if people knew more about the dangers of lightning and just used some common sense. Lightning is said to be five to ten times hotter than the surface of the sun.
One of the worst places to seek shelter from lightning is under a tree. Why? When lightning strikes a tree, the heat vaporizes any water in its path possibly causing the tree to explode or a strip of bark to be blown off.