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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
400 PM MDT MON JUN 19 2017

Colorado Lightning Safety Awareness Week continues through Saturday.
Today we discuss the lightning threat across the centennial state.

In the United States, there are an estimated 25 million cloud to
ground lightning flashes per year, and each one is a potential
threat to life and property. The thirty year average of lightning
fatalities in the United States is 48. The average number of people
killed during the last 10 years is 30. Last year, 38 people were
killed by lightning, while many others were permanently injured.

In Colorado, lightning killed 2 people last year, and injured 7.
During the past 36 years, on average, Colorado has had 3 lightning
fatalities and 13 injuries.

For more information on the lightning threat across the state of
Colorado, please visit this web page:

www.weather.gov/pub

and in the news headlines section, click on the lightning safety web
link and choose Mondays statement.

Steve Hodanish
Senior Forecaster
NWS Pueblo, CO



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