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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
400 PM MDT FRI JUN 23 2017

Colorado lightning safety awareness week continues through tomorrow.
Today we discuss lightning medical issWRKues for survivors.

In Colorado, on average, three people are killed by lightning while
13 are injured. Last year, two people were killed by lightning in
the Centennial state while 7 were injured. While any lightning
fatality is tragic, injuries caused by lightning can be devastating
to both the victim and the family. For those who have a family
member or relative that suffers a significant disability from
lightning, life changes forever. In addition to the physical pain
and mental anguish suffered by the victim and their family, the
incident may lead to a loss of income for all involved as medical
expenses can drain the families financial resources.

For more information on the medical issues of lightning survivors,
point your web browser to,

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

Steve Hodanish
Senior Forecaster
NWS Pueblo, CO is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.