VIDEO: National Weather Service Resources To Help Protect You From Lightning Strikes
By Space Coast Daily // June 15, 2017
FLORIDA IS LIGHTNING CAPITAL OF THE USA
ABOVE VIDEO: As millions of Americans venture outdoors for picnics, ball games, concerts and other favorite summer pastimes, NOAA’s National Weather Service has a lifesaving message to convey: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! The National Weather Service offers resources and experts to assist reporters in covering this important annual weather safety campaign.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year.
Although most lightning occurs in the late spring and summer, people can be struck at any time of year.
Lightning kills an average of 47 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured.
NOAA is offering resources to teach you how to stay safe and offer insight into the science of lightning.
On some of the websites you’ll find animated books about lightning, safety tips for all kinds of situations, games for kids and resources for teachers.
You’ll learn about lightning victims and survivors.
- Youtube: Lightning Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: ASL and Closed Captioned
- YouTube: Lightning Safety Tips Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors:
- Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors: OSHA Factsheet
- What You Need to Know: Tips for Safety
- U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2017: 1
- Analysis of Lightning Fatalities
- YouTube: Don’t Catch the Big One: PSA1, PSA2
- How People are Struck by Lightning
- NWS Lightning Safety Awareness Message
- NOAA Knows Lightning
- Tornado, High Wind and Hail Safety Site
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