Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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430 PM EDT FRI JUN 16 2017

Next week, June 18th through 24th, is New York Lightning Safety
Awareness Week. The goal of next week is to inform the public about
the dangers associated with lightning and to provide knowledge that
can be used to take action.  Lightning is a serious and deadly
danger.  Lightning Safety Awareness Week will help you learn more
about lightning risks and how to protect yourself, your family and
your belongings from one of Nature`s deadliest hazards.

In the United States, an average of 30 people are killed each year
by lightning.  In 2016, 38 deaths were attributed to lightning.
Unfortunately, many more people are struck but survive with long-
term, debilitating injuries.  The goal of next week is to lower
lightning death and injury rates.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton will send out daily
public information statements throughout the upcoming week. The
statements will be issued each morning. Each day will feature a
different topic on lightning and lightning safety.

Below are the topics that will be covered next week:

On Monday, June 19: An introduction to lightning and lightning

On Tuesday, June 20: Lightning`s most deadly activities.

On Wednesday, June 21: Lightning safety and sports activities.

On Thursday June 22: Lightning safety at work.

On Friday June 23: Lightning safety around the home.

For more information on lightning safety, please visit

You can also contact David Nicosia Warning Coordination Meteorologist
for NOAA`s National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY at 607-770-
9531 x 223 or via email at

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