Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
914 AM CDT TUE JUN 23 2015 /814 AM MDT TUE JUN 23 2015/

...LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA HAS
DECLARED JUNE 22ND THROUGH JUNE 27 AS LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS
WEEK. EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION
ABOUT A DIFFERENT LIGHTNING SAFETY RELATED TOPIC.

LIGHTNING SAFETY IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

LIGHTNING CLAIMS 30-40 LIVES EACH YEAR AND HUNDREDS MORE ARE LEFT WITH
LIFELONG DISABILITIES. WHEN YOU HEAR THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY HEAD
TO A FULLY ENCLOSED BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY AND PLUMBING, OR TO A
HARD TOPPED VEHICLE.

DUGOUTS, PICNIC SHELTERS AND OPEN GARAGES ARE NOT SAFE, NOR ARE
MOTORCYCLES AND CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT FULLY ENCLOSED.
ONCE INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE, CLOSE ALL THE WINDOWS AND DO
NOT TOUCH ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OR COPPER PLUMBING.

ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES INCLUDE NOT USING CORDED PHONES. CELL
PHONES AND CORDLESS PHONES ARE OKAY TO USE. TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER
AND DO NOT TAKE A SHOWER OR BATH DURING A THUNDERSTORM. LIGHTNING
CAN TRAVEL THROUGH WINDOWS, COPPER WIRING AND COPPER PLUMBING.

BE A FORCE OF NATURE. WHEN THUNDER ROARS, STAY INDOORS!
FIND OUT TIPS FOR SAFETY INDOORS AND OUTDOORS NEAR AND FAR FROM
HOME AT ONLINE AT WEATHER.GOV/LIGHTNING

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