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Public Service Announcement Regarding Lightning Safety Awareness Week - June 19-25

Subject: Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25

The NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) along with its government and private partners are educating Americans on the dangers of lightning and ways to stay safe during its annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, 2005. Each year lightning kills an average of 67 people in the U.S. and leaves another 600-700 seriously injured.

The following links are two educational handouts on Lightning Safety developed by NWS. Please read these handouts and share them with your employees, family and friends.

Indoor Lightning Saftey

Outdoor Lightning Saftey

Janet Wohlars

Director of Emergency Management

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