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Monday, June 19, 2017

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

It's "Lightning Safety Awareness Week" and if you're pooh-poohing the idea of devoting a week to keeping safe from lightning, then consider this statistic provided by the National Weather Service:
Over the last 30 years, the U.S. has averaged 51 lightning fatalities per year.

Considering most of these deaths could have been avoided, perhaps it's good to instruct people in lightning safety.

It's important to instruct children on lightning safety and learning about the science of electrical storms is a good place to start. Try one of these:

Barnham, Kay. Fried!: When Lightning Strikes. [J 551.56 BAR]

Branley, Franklyn M. Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll. [J 551.5 BRA]

Kramer, Stephen P. Lightning. [J 551.5 KRA]

Nagelhout, Ryan. When Lightning Strikes. [J 551.5632 NAG]

Rajczak Nelson, Kristen Lightning. [J 551.563 RAJ]

Adults might enjoy reading Out of the Blue: A History of Lightning: Science, Superstition, and Amazing Stories of Survival by John S. Friedman [551.5632 FRI]

Stay safe everyone!

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