When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
Lightning Safety Week:
June 21-27, 2009
Check this site for handouts,
indoor safety and outdoor
risk reduction tips, medical facts, history,
survivor stories, photos,
teacher tools, kids page and more.
New 30-second video of teen struck by lightning.
is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather
phenomena— lightning. But don't be fooled, lightning strikes
year round. The goal of this Website is to safeguard U.S.
residents from lightning. In the United States, an average of 58 people are killed each
year by lightning:
The reported number of injuries is likely far lower than the
actual total number because many people do not seek help or doctors
do not record it as a lightning injury. People struck by
lightning suffer from a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms,
including memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, numbness,
dizziness, stiffness in joints, irritability, fatigue, weakness,
muscle spasms, depression, and an inability to sit for long.
Lightning is a serious danger. Through this site we hope
you'll learn more about lightning risks and how to protect
yourself, your loved ones and your belongings. As a start,
get an overview of Lightning Safety
or stop by our comprehensive page of handouts,
brochures, links and more.
Medical, Teachers, Survivor Stories,
Success Stories, Photos,