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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
600 AM MDT THU JUN 22 2017

Colorado lightning safety awareness week continues through Saturday.
Today we discuss indoor lightning safety.

Statistics tell us that we are much less likely to become a
lightning strike victim if we are inside a substantial structure
such as a home or office building when thunderstorms are occurring.
Last year, thirty eight people in the United States were killed by
lightning, and all of these fatalities occurred outdoors. While
nearly all people who are injured or killed by lightning were
outdoors, a small percentage of people are injured by lightning
while indoors.

For more information on indoor lightning safety, please point your
web browser to:

www.weather.gov/pub

and in the news headline section, click on the lightning safety web
link and choose Thursdays statement.

Steve Hodanish
Senior Forecaster
NWS Pueblo, CO


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