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Struck By Lightning.Org (6 May 2006). www.struckbylightning.org Struck By Lightning.Org Lightning Threat: #2 Storm Killer in U.S. Kills More Than Tornadoes.

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1 Struck By Lightning.Org (6 May 2006)

2 Struck By Lightning.Org Lightning Threat: #2 Storm Killer in U.S. Kills More Than Tornadoes Kills More Than Hurricanes Kills ~80 Per Year (corrected for underreporting) Lifelong Debilitating Injuries on Many More Than It Kills Injures ~800 Per Year Most Casualties Could be Prevented with Public Education

3 Struck By Lightning.Org Lightning Safety: Five Steps of Decreasing Effectiveness 1)Schedule Outdoor Activities to Avoid Lightning 2)When Outside, Know When and Where to Seek Safety If You Hear Thunder, Go to a Safe Location After Hearing the Last Thunder, Stay in the Safe Location for 30 Minutes or More Safe Locations: Best: Large Fully Enclosed Substantially Constructed Building With Wiring and Plumbing (e.g. house, school, store, offices, etc.) Second Best: Vehicle with Metal Roof and Sides

4 Lightning Safety: Five Steps Of Decreasing Effectiveness 3)If You Must Be Outside When Thunderstorms In The Area, Avoid The Locations & Activities With The Most Risk Avoid Elevated Places Avoid Tall Isolated Objects Do Not Go Under Trees To Keep Dry! Avoid Water Related Activities Swimming, Boating, Fishing 4)Desperate Last Resorts (not listed here) 5)First Aid: CPR Or AED, Call Struck By Lightning.Org

5 Struck By Lightning.Org Mission: Reduce Lightning Casualties By At Least 50% By 2025 Emphasize Children’s Education Services: Lightning Safety Slogan Lightning Safety Magnet (1,000s Distributed) Database Of Lightning Casualty Media Reports Leon The Lightning Lion Poster (Lightning Protection Institute) I Survived Lightning Episode (Discovery Channel) Public Speaking Program Development Lightning Safety Awareness Week (National Weather Service)


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