The National Weather Service reminds you that this is Lightning Awareness Week. We'll have tips all this week on how you can stay safe when lightning is in the area.
When Thunder Roars-Go Indoors!

It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Learn how to be a force of nature this week. www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov #ImAForce

From 2006 through 2013, 261 people were struck and killed by lightning in the United States.  Almost two thirds of the deaths occurred to people who had been enjoying outdoor leisure activities.  The common belief that golfers are responsible for the greatest number of lightning deaths was shown to be a myth.

NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!! Watch the clouds and don't get electrocuted by the first strike!  It could be deadly!

Being prepared to act quickly when thunderstorms threaten can save lives. Make sure you’re ready www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov #ImAForce