Did you know that?
-Over 80% of lightning victims are male.
– Over 60% of lightning fatalities happen when people are engaged in leisure activities.
– About 34% of victims are outside far from safe shelter engaging in popular summertime activities such as bicycling, hiking, camping, and fishing.
– Most lightning victims are close to safe shelter but wait too long to get there.
– Lightning injuries often leave victims with serious life-long disabilities that can destroy their health, affect their ability to work, and devastate their families.
Lightning casualties are preventable IF we understand lightning safety rules and take responsibility to follow them.
Click here to read Lightning Risk Reduction Outdoors from the National Weather Service.
To find out more, please visit www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.