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Hazardous Weather Fatality Statistics for 2017

2017 was another deadly year across the U.S. from weather related hazards with 477 people losing their lives from flooding, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat, winter weather, wind, and rips currents. Although this is slightly better than the 10-year 505 average it is more … Read More…

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Lightning Safety

Caught outside in a storm, inside during a thunderstorm, or in a car there are steps you can take to protect yourself from the dangers of lightning Outside in a lightning storm There is no safe place outside with lightning, however these actions … Read More…

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Lightning Myths

In this article, we separate the myths from the facts – and answer some of the frequently asked questions about lightning. Is it true that lightning never strikes the same place twice? No, lightning strikes many of the tall buildings in the world … Read More…

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2012 Lightning Safety Campaign

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena, lightning.  Here are some lightning facts and reminders on lightning safety. There is no safe place outside in a thunderstorm. If you hear thunder, consider yourself within striking distance of … Read More…

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