Lightning

This Tech Tip was originally published as the August 2015 “Safety Pins” by Philip E. Spiezio, Safety Officer, Washington County Office of the Safety Officer

More than 400 people per year are struck by lightning in the United States. On average, 70 of those people struck will die; others will live with life-long, severe disabilities. An interesting fact worth mentioning—about 79 percent of the deaths are male...

Here are a few tips to help keep you safe the next time a thunderstorm comes through your area.

For unbelievable pictures and more information about lightning safety, please the National Weather Service.

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