LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK KICKS OFF
Since 2007, lightning has caused 305 deaths in the United States. In Georgia, it’s one of the most common weather-related killers, and on average, it kills one to two people in the state every year. This week, during Lightning Safety Awareness Week, we encourage all Georgians to understand the risks associated with lightning:
- Look for darkening skies, flashes of light, or increasing wind. Listen for the sound of thunder.
- If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Go to safe shelter immediately.
- Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for the latest weather forecasts.
Find out more preparedness tips in our Be Informed section.