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E-M:/ Lightning Safety Week

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

This content is from Weather Underground and 
the National Weather Service....

910 am EDT Mon Jun 25 2007

...Lightning safety awareness week is June 24th through June 30th...

June 24th through June 30th...2007...is lightning safety awareness 
week. Governor granholm has declared this week as lightning safety 
awareness week in Michigan. Throughout this week...the National 
Weather Service in Michigan will emphasize lightning safety. 

Because lightning usually claims only one or two victims at a time
and because lightning does not cause the mass destruction left in
the wake of tornadoes or hurricanes... lightning generally
receives much less attention than other weather hazards.

During a thunderstorm... each flash of cloud to ground lightning is
a potential killer.  Lightning deaths can be prevented only if people
are aware of the dangers and seek shelter in a building or a hard
topped vehicle.  

Lightning can strike as much as 10 miles away from the rain area in a
thunderstorm. In rare cases...that distance can increase to as much 
as 30 miles! If you can hear the thunder from a storm...you are close
enough to be struck by lightning.  

If thunder roars...run indoors!

Where organized sports activities are taking place... coaches...
umpires... referees... or Camp counselors must protect the safety of
the participants and spectators by stopping the activities sooner so
that participants and spectators can get to a safe place before the
lightning threat becomes significant.

Tomorrow we will discuss the science of lightning.

For additional information... please contact your local National
Weather Service office or visit noaas lightning safety
awareness week web site at... all lower case...

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