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Struck By Lightning.Org. (6 May 2006). Struck By Lightning.Org. Lightning Threat: #2 Storm Killer in U.S. Kills More Than Tornadoes Kills More Than Hurricanes Kills ~80 Per Year (corrected for underreporting) Lifelong Debilitating Injuries on Many More Than It Kills Injures ~800 Per Year

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Struck By Lightning.Org

  • Lightning Threat:
    • #2 Storm Killer in U.S.
      • Kills More Than Tornadoes
      • Kills More Than Hurricanes
      • Kills ~80 Per Year(corrected for underreporting)
    • Lifelong Debilitating Injuries on Many More Than It Kills
      • Injures ~800 Per Year
    • Most Casualties Could be Prevented with Public Education
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Struck By Lightning.Org

  • Lightning Safety: Five Steps of Decreasing Effectiveness
    • Schedule Outdoor Activities to Avoid Lightning
    • When Outside, Know When and Where to Seek Safety
      • If You Hear Thunder, Go to a Safe Location
      • After Hearing the Last Thunder,Stay in the Safe Location for 30 Minutes or More
      • Safe Locations:
        • Best: Large Fully Enclosed Substantially Constructed Building With Wiring and Plumbing(e.g. house, school, store, offices, etc.)
        • Second Best: Vehicle with Metal Roof and Sides
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Struck By Lightning.Org

  • Lightning Safety: Five Steps Of Decreasing Effectiveness
    • If You Must Be Outside When Thunderstorms In The Area, Avoid The Locations & Activities With The Most Risk
      • Avoid Elevated Places
      • Avoid Tall Isolated Objects
        • Do Not Go Under Trees To Keep Dry!
      • Avoid Water Related Activities
        • Swimming, Boating, Fishing
    • Desperate Last Resorts(not listed here)
    • First Aid: CPR Or AED, Call 9-1-1
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Struck By Lightning.Org

  • Mission: Reduce Lightning Casualties By At Least 50% By 2025
    • Emphasize Children’s Education
  • Services:
    • Lightning Safety Slogan
    • Lightning Safety Magnet (1,000s Distributed)
    • Database Of Lightning Casualty Media Reports
    • Leon The Lightning Lion Poster (Lightning Protection Institute)
    • I Survived Lightning Episode (Discovery Channel)
    • Public Speaking
    • Program Development
    • Lightning Safety Awareness Week (National Weather Service)