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".
I have been posting about Alabama weather on this blog since April 2006. Here you will find my observations, information provided by the NWS, links to quality weather information from other sources, and historical weather data. Please "follow" me on Twitter and join my "fan" page on Facebook. Twitter and Facebook posts are usually more current/breaking news. I appreciate your visit. Enjoy and come back soon. Thank you!