Lightning Safety Week Raises Awareness of Weather Dangers

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service have partnered to celebrate Lightning Safety Awareness Week in the state, June 18-24. The week is designed to have Hoosiers have a better understanding of the dangers of lightning.

If thunder is heard and no lightning is observed, the chance of one being struck by lightning is still there.

One can reduce the chance of being struck by lightning by staying away from water, high grounds, open areas, metal objects and electrical wire during a storm.