Storm: Lightening Safety
Lightening Strikes the United States over 25 million times a year. That is a crazy big number! Mostly we see lightening in the summer months due to the heat but you can see lightening at any time. Did you know that thunder is created by lightening so even if you don’t see lightening but you hear thunder it is there! If you hear thunder or see lightening you should go inside. Most lightening strikes involving people are due to people enjoying themselves outside and not seeking shelter.
Have you ever heard of the 30/30 rule when it comes to lightening? “If it takes less than 30 seconds to hear thunder after seeing the lightening flash, lightening is close enough to pose a threat! After a storm wait 30 minutes before going back outside”
The best way to protect you and your loved ones from lightening is to avoid the threat. Stay indoors!