Lightning Safety Awareness Week
June 20th through June 26th, 2010

Lightning Safety Awareness Week is held to heighten awareness of the public to the dangers lightning poses.  Although summertime is the peak threat period for lightning, it can pose a threat  year round. On average in the U.S. - 58 people are killed each year by lightning, and more than 400 people are struck by lightning.

Please visit the National Weather Service Lightning Safety page for more detailed information.

Check this site for handouts, indoor safety and outdoor risk reduction tips, medical facts, history, survivor stories, photos, teacher tools, kids page and more.

Weather Safety: Lightning

Lightning Safety Tips from NWS North Platte

Photo courtesy of NWS forecaster - Mike Umscheid - Sandhills Thunderstorm
(Nebraska Sandhills thunderstorm -backlit by lightning and moonlight on April 28th, 2010)
(Photo credit - Mike Umscheid, NWS Dodge City) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.