1. Spring Means Severe Thunderstorms
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Spring Means Severe Thunderstorms

    When You Are Caught Outside in a Storm... Don't be fooled by rumors and misinformation - There is NO safe place outside when it is lightning but these actions may slightly reduce your risk of being struck. • Avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top. • Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. • Stay away...
  2. Categories: Outdoor Safety

    Lightning Kills

    Lightning is a serious Summer threat... more so than even official knew. Last year for the first time there were lightning deaths and injuries on the beaches in California... this was so shocking (excuse the pun) that official had no protocol to deal with the situation. ? Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most lightning...
  3. Categories: General Safety Topics & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Lightning Ravages Beaches and Coast in California

    Lightning Struck - Death Followed. Early this Month multiple Lightning Strikes wreaked havoc and ended in multiple deaths and manifold injuries in Colorado. This weekend, death and injury came to the Southern California Coast when lightning slammed into famous Venice Beach and beautiful, serene Santa Catalina Island just off the coast. A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13...
  4. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    The Importance of Lightning Safety: #LightningSafety and #preparedness

    WHAT DID YOU DO FOR LIGHTNING SAFETY WEEK? It's not too late! Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena--lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year round. In the United States, an average of 51 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. While lightning fatalities have...

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