Thursday’s Lightning Safety Week Tip
It's Lightning Safety Week, and here's Thursday's tip!
Have a lightning safety plan & cancel or postpone activities early if thunderstorms are expected http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/lightning/resources/lightning-safety.pdf #ImAForce
From 2006 to 2013, there were a total of 30 fishing deaths, 16 camping deaths, and 14 boating deaths, and 13 beach deaths. Of the sports activities, soccer saw the greatest number of deaths with 12, as compared to golf with 8. Around the home, yard work (including mowing the lawn) accounted for 12 fatalities. For work-related activities, ranching/farming topped the list with 14 deaths.
Males accounted for 81% of all fatalities, and more than 90 % of the deaths in the fishing and sports categories. Females had comparatively fewer deaths than men in every category, with their highest percentages in the boating-related activities (35%) and routine daily/weekly activities (36%).
Want to know more? Check out this website: www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov