Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Severe Weather Awareness - Lightning!

Summer 2009 - Huntsville, Alabama

According to the National Weather Service, 129 people have been injured and 23 have been killed in Alabama due to lightning since 1995. This illustrates why lightning is known as the "underrated killer".

The best safety measure to take with lightning is to stay indoors. For more safety information, please visit the NWS Lightning Safety page. Remember the motto, "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors".



Jayson Prentice said...

Hey Mike, hope you enjoyed the snow down there! Just wanted to let you know to update your link for my blog, the Iowa Chaser blog has now become Severe Plains

Mike Wilhelm said...

Thanks Jayson. Added the link!