Lightning strikes billions of times around the world every year, making it the most common natural hazard experienced by human beings. A beautiful spectacle, lightning packs thousands of times more electricity than runs through your walls and is hotter than the surface of the sun. Thousands of people around the world are killed by lightning every year, but in the United States, more than 300 lives have been saved since 2010. During this Lightning Safety Awareness Week, meet members of the National Lightning Safety Council and learn more about efforts to keep people and property safe from lightning.
Join our panel of lightning safety experts on Thursday, June 23 at 3 PM EDT as they address the dangers presented by lightning as well as ways to protect yourself from this fascinating natural phenomenon. It is sure to be lively, informative, and intriguing.